T.D. Flack ©Stars and StripesYokota Air Base, Japan, January, 2005: Students at Yokota West Elementary School have lots of questions for retired Marine Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden. The former deputy commander of U.S. Forces Japan, veteran of four space shuttle missions and future NASA administrator told the kids that “what I hope is that one of you will travel to … Mars.”

RELATED MATERIAL: Stars and Stripes' 2005 story about Maj. Gen. Bolden at Yokota.

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