Eight House members have proposed legislation that would set specific goals for space exploration, including development within 20 years of a reusable space vehicle that could take people to Mars. The bill, spearheaded by Rep. Nick Lampson (D-Texas), who represents a district that includes NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, would require NASA to try developing by 2010 a manned reusable vehicle capable of flying from low-earth orbit to lunar orbit. By 2012, the legislation seeks a ...

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