|Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on the Moon|
This is a brilliant idea which could have the effect of recreating the 'lean, mean fighting machine' which was NASA in the 1960's. Free from bureaucratic burdens, free of managing permanent and routine Earth monitoring and other functions, the new agency could plow through barriers to actually deliver the goods to take Americans to Mars. This is worthy of serious consideration by Congress and the Administration.
Please study the proposal at Dr. Schmitt's website AmericasUncommonSense.com as well as his booklet; Space Policy and the Constitution which "commemorates President Kennedy¹s decisive challenge 50 years to a generation of young Americans and the remarkable success of those young Americans in meeting that challenge."