Most Americans who were of age when we landed on the moon can tell you exactly where they were at that historic moment. During the Mercury and Apollo missions, America was glued to the television, and television coverage was extensive. Today, we care more about what Britney Spears is doing, than what NASA is up to. The media almost never reports on NASA happenings. And, when Bush announced the plan to go to Mars, it wasn’t well received. The space race bestowed upon us a wealth of technology that we now us everyday; and, unlit lately, mankind has always been driven by exploration. What gives?