Utah State University Faculty Honor Lectures
The Faculty Association, Utah State University
To space zealots, 1989 was the year the drought ended. The space shuttle was operational again; Voyager's grand reconnaissance of the Solar System climaxed with the glorious encounter with the planet Neptune and its startling moon, Triton; the launches of the Magellan spacecraft to Venus and the Gallileo to Jupiter broke a decade long hiatus in the launch of U.S. planetary missions; and, for the first time in over twenty years, a U.S. president announced a daring new initiative in human exploration with the goal of first returning humans to the Moon, then going on to Mars.
Redd, Frank J., "Mars and Beyond: The Solar System Beckons" (1990). USU Faculty Honor Lectures. Paper 55.