(If you don't get the picture reference, shame on you!) Some of you may know that today the President of he United States of America, @BarackObama, decided to take it to Reddit, to answer some qustions. It looks like the man had a slip of the keyboard and semi confirmed a manned trip to an asteroid as a prelude to a mannend trip to Mars. Source http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/z1c9z/i_am_barack_obama_president_of_the_united_states/ And I Quote... Question: Are you considering increasing funds to the space program? Answer: Making sure we stay at the forefront of space exploration is a big priority for my administration. The passing of Neil Armstrong this week is a reminder of the inspiration and wonder that our space program has provided in the past; the curiosity probe on mars is a reminder of what remains to be discovered. The key is to make sure that we invest in cutting edge research that can take us to the next level - so even as we continue work with the international space station, we are focused on a potential mission to a asteroid as a prelude to a manned Mars flight.