"While there were plenty of interesting sessions at the Humans to Mars Summit it was the political roundtable which brought home some of the key messages of the conference."
"In particular Wayne Hale mentioned three key points:
1) Stop talking to each other. The conference is great, but the message must be continually and effectively discussed with the public coast-to-coast.
2) Technology is not a stumbling block to a Mars mission, political will is.
3) Why are we going to Mars? For business. Mars will be good business here on Earth."