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Man setting foot on Mars in 2030s nearing reality
Tech Times | ^ | January 19, 5:16 PM | Alex Saltarin,

Posted on 01/19/2014 3:25:36 PM PST by BenLurkin

In a recent workshop hosted by Explore Mars Inc. and the American Astronautical Society, and attended by 60 experts and professionals from various countries, industries, universities and organizations; it was determined that a mission to Mars may soon be possible by the year 2030. However, there are a number of requirements that need to be fulfilled if a mission of this scale is to succeed. First of all, a mission to Mars will require the cooperation of the international community for it to have any chance at success. Moreover, the mission will also need to be backed by private enterprises. Given that NASA is the largest space agency in the world right now, it would also make sense for the effort to be spearheaded by the American space agency. However, the American government will need to restore the agency's budget to what it once was before the agency was sequestered. Working with its current budget, NASA would be hard pressed to pull off a mission to Mars in less than 30 years.

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TOPICS: Travel
KEYWORDS: exploremars; mars; nasa; sls
Add 50 years to that estimate and ....
1 posted on 01/19/2014 3:25:36 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Okay, and what will that do for the citizens of China?


2 posted on 01/19/2014 3:27:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: BenLurkin

Exactly. If he wants to return to Earth. :)


3 posted on 01/19/2014 3:27:58 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: BenLurkin

,,good, we can send Biden back home...


4 posted on 01/19/2014 3:29:24 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BenLurkin

Can we nominate any American Presidents for a ahem, One Way Ticket to Mars? I could send $7.48,in Canadian Money, today even!


5 posted on 01/19/2014 3:29:57 PM PST by lee martell
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To: BenLurkin

~~~Man setting foot on Mars in 2030s nearing reality~~~

Now, getting back...alive....


6 posted on 01/19/2014 3:30:08 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: BenLurkin

According to Clarke we were supposed to already be there. Then a return trip in 2010.

Both 2001 and 2010 have come and gone. :)


7 posted on 01/19/2014 3:30:10 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: BenLurkin

For the sake of political correctness, I can see the DNC run U.S. “Government” telling NASA that the first man on Mars MUST be a Muzzie with low self esteem.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 3:30:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Where are Holder's "po folks" getting the I.D.s to sign up for ObamaCare?)
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To: BenLurkin

More than 100,000 people want to fly to Mars in 2022 - and never come back
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2389076/More-100-000-people-want-fly-Mars-2022—come-back.html

Mars One
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_One

Mars One
http://www.mars-one.com/mission/roadmap


9 posted on 01/19/2014 3:31:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: lee martell

Do we have the payload capacity to send along you-know-who, too?

The Saturn V had 7.5 million pounds of thrust on the first stage...


10 posted on 01/19/2014 3:31:25 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: BenLurkin
Manned Mars landing is only 30 years away. Just like for the last 40 years.

/johnny

11 posted on 01/19/2014 3:33:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: BenLurkin

Won’t be an American.

NASA’s budget during Apollo was 5-7% of the total budget.... of the part that wasn’t classified. Some have put it as high as 20%. During the 64, 65,66 years.

We have been at .5% for years now.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 3:34:56 PM PST by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: BenLurkin

Anyone want to bet that that it WILL NOT be a white, male, Protestant of Anglo descent?


13 posted on 01/19/2014 3:35:53 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: F15Eagle
Gonna need a bigger rocket for a load that   w              i              d              e
14 posted on 01/19/2014 3:36:41 PM PST by tomkat
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To: BenLurkin

How will this help income inequality, the occupation of Palestine, racism against the President, or make weed legal everywhere?/s


15 posted on 01/19/2014 3:40:54 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: BenLurkin
"However, the American government will need to restore the agency's budget to what it once was before the agency was sequestered"

After all, thanks to sequester they had to cut 0.083% from the budget!- THE HORROR!

How do they expect them to do muslim outreach AND go to Mars with 0.083 percent less money??

16 posted on 01/19/2014 3:41:07 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: gop4lyf

Who cares?

Just so long as he or she is an American.


17 posted on 01/19/2014 3:43:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Apparently s/he does.


18 posted on 01/19/2014 3:57:17 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: BenLurkin

Mars One mission, the HOME WRECKER: Wife threatens divorce after her husband is considered for one-way trip into space

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2541275/Mars-One-mission-HOME-WRECKER-Applicant-considers-divorce-getting-round-applications-embark-one-way-trip.html


19 posted on 01/19/2014 4:00:48 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: tomkat

lol


20 posted on 01/19/2014 4:13:24 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And if any actually do it, they will regret it for the rest of their lives on Mars.......


21 posted on 01/19/2014 4:21:53 PM PST by Arlis
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To: Arlis

Why is that?

They’ll be the first people to land on Mars and the first to do everything else.


22 posted on 01/19/2014 4:25:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: F15Eagle

NASA’s Secret Fear; The total estimated cargo weight to send “the two most highly nominated launch candidates”
could rival the atomic weight of plutonium. What to do?
Perhaps the greatest concentration of weight volume could be Ejection-Offloaded as soon as the spacecraft first clears The Milky Way.


23 posted on 01/19/2014 4:35:22 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell

I’m going to say when they prove they can send a robot, land, have it stay for x number of days until appropriate return window and return to Earth, I’ll believe it.

I’ll believe it’s a beginning.

With today’s microprocessors, remote control, etc. it should not be impossible.

But yeah, food, water especially at 8lbs/gallon to cover the entire trip? That’s quite a load. (including A/C water, which could be recycled).


24 posted on 01/19/2014 4:42:51 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: BenLurkin

We should have been on Mars by 1983.


25 posted on 01/19/2014 4:46:52 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: BenLurkin

2030s... how sad is that? All the visionaries of the 60’s/70’s had us out of the Solar System by now...


26 posted on 01/19/2014 4:47:04 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: BenLurkin

Never happen with any us govt money unnless the country is rebooted.


27 posted on 01/19/2014 4:55:26 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: F15Eagle

Billionaire Denis Tito has plan for Mars flyby in 2018
when Mars and Earth are at their closest

Proposed 2 person crew - married couple

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inspiration_Mars


28 posted on 01/19/2014 5:17:41 PM PST by njslim (actice)
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To: BenLurkin
Man setting foot on Mars in 2030s nearing reality

... for the Chinese. Not America. Obama and Bush destroyed our space program to appease Marxists and Muslims. I'm surprised Obama didn't turn Cape Canaveral into a mosque.

29 posted on 01/19/2014 5:23:43 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: F15Eagle

HaHaHa. Very pithy!


30 posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:35 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: BenLurkin

1. explicitly do not make it a world enterprise.

2. private endeavor all the way. no government effing things up.


31 posted on 01/19/2014 10:13:06 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: gop4lyf

if it’s like every damn brochure lately, white woman and black male.


32 posted on 01/19/2014 10:14:19 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Remember years ago when volunteers isolated themselves in an artificial environment to see if it could be done?

They did it, but the stress became almost unbearable, and if I remember correctly all had a very negative experience. And it was for only one year.

Being cut off from all that is normal, family, friends, and forced into a small group of people who you have not chosen to be close to is so unnatural that I believe it would become a horrible experience - if not after one year, then after 2, 3, 5 - at some point. And the realization that your artificial world is not something you can ever leave, would end up being a horrible experience.

I believe this because I know human nature and have been working with people for almost 69 years.......

Of course, this is just my opinion........


33 posted on 01/20/2014 6:15:49 AM PST by Arlis
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To: EveningStar; Paleo Conservative; Jack Hydrazine

thanks BenLurkin.
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/sls/index


34 posted on 01/20/2014 9:57:06 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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SLS

35 posted on 01/20/2014 11:49:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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