Today, President George W. Bush shared his vision for America’s space program with all of us. This vision will challenge us, stimulate our imaginations and capture the minds and hearts of our children.

We look forward to a promising future that utilizes the talents of every NASA employee as robotic missions pave the way for human exploration. As we plan for these missions, we will once again drive innovative solutions and products that will benefit life here on our home planet. As part of the great One NASA Team we embrace that challenge.

As Texans, we have always embraced the challenge of exploring new frontiers. The first settlers relied on ingenuity, courage and fortitude to build this great State of Texas. We will show that same spirit as we develop the space frontier. While there will be challenges to overcome, the rewards that follow as we return to the Moon and push even farther out into space will be great.