Bush's Moon Mission
This is a talk between a Chinese journalist and an editor of the TIME
regarding US plans to send astronauts back to the Moon and possibly on to Mars.
You are the interpreter.
A: So far the country has had a mixed reaction to this. According to a TIME poll, 61% of Americans oppose spending billions for the project. They think the money would be better spent at home.
C: 当年美国的登月计划曾经让美国的航空航天工业十分受益, 现在航空航天工业应该是最欢迎这项计划的吧？
A: Well, nobody in the Congress will be eager to give Bush a post-dated check for his mission to Mars without some tough scrutiny. Some may applaud the plan, others will be braced for a fight over potential cuts on existing projects.
A: The implications of the plans for projects in which it participates are not yet clear, in particular the international projects such as the International Space Station.
A: By the way, China became the third country to send a man into space last year. But there has not been any official reaction from China about this American plan.