That article says that it would cost 3 billion per year beyond the current NASA budget.
So, the amount of money the government spent to give to people to get them to throw away perfectly good cars and buy a new car that they don't need and probably can't afford would have funded the project for another year.
Just that one useless program, let alone the trillions spent to dismantle the health care system or to bail out Wall Street.
But a hundred billion or so to go to the moon and on to Mars? Hell no, we can't afford that. What, are you nuts?
I was expecting this as sure as the sun coming up in the morning, but it still makes me angry.