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Bush's Plans for Mars, Moon Get Lukewarm Support

This week, a presidential panel will release a report on how to implement President Bush's plans for a moon base and a manned mission to Mars. Numerous experts endorse the idea of a Mars mission, but are sober about its near-term prospects. Representatives of foreign nations say funding for an international effort will be difficult to come by, and public support for the project is mixed. Hear NPR's David Kestenbaum.

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.