This could be one of the most important policies of the Obama administration

Allegedly, Obama is soon going to announce plans for a manned mission to the Moon. Obviously I'd prefer Mars but I'm not an aerospace engineer - there may be really benefits to moon trips to figure a few things out first. What's nice is that it's not just a manne mission to the moon - it's also a manned outpost, perhaps at a Lagrange point. If this ends up being the start of a new push that culminates in the human settlement of space, the effort could go down in history right next to "first black president" and "health reform" in the textbooks.