Happy Birthday to me!
This morning I finished "The Case for Mars".
This book makes the case that the US had current technology available in 1996 that would enable Human exploration of Mars within 10 years, and Long term colonization within a generation. It is written with a missionary's zeal, and the author's optimism shines through despite the bureaucracy he faced.
I wish very much that we would have pushed these ideas further during the dot-com boom.