Dan Quayle on Technology
Vice President of the U.S., 1989-1993; Former Republican Senator (IN)
I was convinced that the space program-not just manned exploration but every scientific and technological aspect of it-was vital to maintaining American leadership in the world. During the 1980s, I had been concerned that our investment in defense was not being accompanied by a corresponding push for the space program.
[As Vice President, Quayle’s] Space Council envisaged an agenda for the next 20 years of manned space exploration. This included a permanent base on the Moon, one that might even be used as a staging area for a trip to Mars. All of this was to be accomplished by the year 2019-the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing. What we had in mind might take $400 or $500 billion.
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George W. Bush(R,2001-2009)
George Bush Sr.(R,1989-1993)
John F. Kennedy(D,1961-1963)
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