Skip to comments.Mars: A New Hope
Posted on 08/05/2012 7:32:28 AM PDT by truthfinder9
NASAs most ambitious Mars probe is set to land late today (or early tomorrow, depending where you live). NASA is one of the few government programs that actually invests in a major and important industry that supports high-tech jobs and science and technology advancement. However, the geniuses in Washington has been throwing NASA under the bus as of late. Theyd rather bailout unsuccessful ventures. But I digress. At least NASA is finally relying more on the commercialization of space.
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Manned space travel makes for a nice show. However, until we exhaust the capabilities of remote probes, there’s no reason to continue manned.
Unless private companies think they can make a buck with it.
I’m not sure how the exploration of Mars is a part of NASA’s mission of Islamic relations, and brainwashing the American people into tolerating Islam. I get the commercialization of space, but once the West is destroyed, will the imams get it. Won’t humanity be heading back to the stone age, with the possible exception of China.
Once space exploration is commercialized, government will shut it down due to environmental concerns. I remember reading about the impact of shuttle launches on the ozone layer. The greenies are waiting anxiously for corporations to take this over so they can pounce.
Sounds like the title to a new Star Wars movie, but it must be the "Hope" that Hussein promised back in '08, because there sure in hell hasn't been any Hope back here on earth!
We explore Mars most because of all the planets in the solar system Mars is, right now, the easiest for us to tackle - distance from the sun (consider Mercury), distance from earth, and atmospheric conditions on the planet.
It will, in history, be seen as the science laboratory of humans’ development of the engineering tools capable of inter-planetary and eventually galactic space exploration.
That’s why Mars.
However, our moon, before Mars, will be the human science laboratory for manned “exploration stations” on the surface of other planets.
Humanity must inhabit extraterrestrial space or perish on the Earth and become extinct sooner rather than later. Unmanned space exploration is just another tool for the mandatory human habitation of extraterrestrial space. Finding illusory excuses for limiting the exploration of space to unmanned missions in the short-term or long-term is nothing less than self-destructive for humanity.
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