A Journey to Inspire, Innovate, and Discover

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On January 14, 2004, President George W. Bush announced a new vision for America’s civil space program that calls for human and robotic missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This vision set forth goals of: returning the Space Shuttle safely to flight; completing the International Space Station (ISS); phasing out the Space Shuttle when the ISS is complete (about 2010); sending a robotic orbiter and lander to the Moon; sending a human expedition to the Moon as early as 2015, but no later than 2020; conducting robotic missions to Mars in preparation for a future human expedition; and conducting ... continued below

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60 p. : col. ill.

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The President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration June 2014.

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  • The President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration On January 14, 2004, President George W. Bush announced a new space exploration vision for America’s civil space program. On January 27, 2004, the President signed an Executive Order creating a Presidential Commission “to obtain recommendations concerning implementation of the new vision for space exploration activities of the United States.” The nine Commissioners appointed by the President come from industry, government service, academia, and the military. Collectively, they have experience in space operations, technology, space science, and senior federal government management (see Contributor for members).

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  • Aldridge, Edward C., Jr. Chairman of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration

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  • Fiorina, Carleton S. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Jackson, Michael P. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Leshin, Laurie A. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Lyles, Lester L. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Spudis, Paul D. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Tyson, Neil deGrasse Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Walker, Robert S. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration
  • Zuber, Maria T. Member of the President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration

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  • Main Title: A Journey to Inspire, Innovate, and Discover
  • Added Title: A Journey to Inspire, Innovate, and Discover: Report of the President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy

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On January 14, 2004, President George W. Bush announced a new vision for America’s civil space program that calls for human and robotic missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This vision set forth goals of: returning the Space Shuttle safely to flight; completing the International Space Station (ISS); phasing out the Space Shuttle when the ISS is complete (about 2010); sending a robotic orbiter and lander to the Moon; sending a human expedition to the Moon as early as 2015, but no later than 2020; conducting robotic missions to Mars in preparation for a future human expedition; and conducting robotic exploration across the solar system. Such a focus for the American space program has not existed since the Apollo era and establishes a much-needed direction and purpose for our national space efforts. The Commission sought extensive input for their deliberations, from within the U.S. government and directly from the public in the United States and abroad. The Commission held five televised public hearings, meeting in: Washington, D.C.; Dayton, Ohio; Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; and New York City. The Commission heard public testimony from 96 individuals representing academia, industry, media, teachers, students, entrepreneurs, astronauts, labor unions, state governments, federal government agencies, international space agencies, and professional associations. The Commission’s web site received more than 6 million hits and over 6,000 written inputs. Public comments strongly supported the new space vision, by a 7-to-1 ratio. The Commission conclude that fundamental changes must take place in how the nation approaches space exploration and manages the vision for success. This national effort calls for a transformation of NASA, building a robust international space industry, a discovery-based science agenda, and educational initiatives to support youth and teachers inspired by the vision.

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The President’s Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration. A Journey to Inspire, Innovate, and Discover, book, June 2014; Washington, DC. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc463530/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.