FOXNews.com – Politics – Bush to Announce New Missions to Moon, Mars – News story just posted saying that Prez. Bush is going to annouce plans for manned missions to mars and a re-visit to the moon to happen within 10 years.

As usual, the commentary on SlashDot was priceless:

The greatest human endeavor in a five hundred years is about to be announced, and almost every message is griping about cost and how “impractical” it is.

What great human endeavor happened in 1504? Googles… Ah, this:

1504 – Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians.

Apparently you mean this is another case of an aggressive authority figure using smoke and mirror acts to impress Americans.