The Gallileo V probe is scheduled to land on Mars, and NASA has set up live TV coverage featuring the President. Satellite photographs show a suspicious-looking fire at what the Russians implausibly call an "oil refinery". Leo asks Toby and Josh to decide who should be featured on the next stamp. Sam and C.J. accompany the President to a concert at the Kennedy Center which will also be attended by people they are hoping to avoid for personal reasons. Toby and C.J. disagree over whether a report of the President disliking green beans will turn into a major issue or not. Written by
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President Clinton allowed use of his President's Box at the Kennedy Center for scenes in this episode. See more
Bartlet says that "NASA is great at naming things" and then proceeds to list various NASA programs and spacecraft but finishes with "the Sea of Tranquillity" and "the Ocean of Storms," names that have been given to those lunar areas since early telescopic investigation in the 17th century. See more
We have at our disposal a captive audience of schoolchildren. Some of them don't go to the blackboard or raise their hand 'cause they think they're going to be wrong. I think you should say to these kids, "You think you get it wrong sometimes, you should come down here and see how the big boys do it." I think you should tell them you haven't given up hope and that it may turn up, but, in the meantime, you want NASA to put its best people in a room and you want them to start building Galileo 6. ...
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Written by W.G. Snuffy Walden
Performed by Pete Anthony See more