Re: Americans totally deluded about NASA's budget
It is possible to have a manned mission to Mars within two decades, however due to the sheer costs it would most likely to have to be global effort by America, China, Europe and Russia.
After all the service module for the Orion capsule will be European not American. Though Europe is providing it as payment inkind for ISS operations.
On the continent of wild endeavour in the mountains of solace and solitude there stood the citadel of the time lords, the oldest and most mighty race in the universe looking down on the galaxies below sworn never to interfere only to watch.