"The most significant and inspirational journey in history" was what U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter, D-CO7, called a provision in S. 442, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Transition Authorization Act of 2017. He wrote the measure, calling for a plan to successfully launch a human space flight mission to Mars by 2033.
The U.S. House unanimously approved the measure Tuesday night, March 7, and the Senate did likewise on Feb. 17. It now goes to President Donald Trump for his signature. If signed, it would be the first NASA authorization bill to be adopted since 2010.