Skip to comments.Man setting foot on Mars in 2030s nearing reality
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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Okay, and what will that do for the citizens of China?
Exactly. If he wants to return to Earth. :)
,,good, we can send Biden back home...
Can we nominate any American Presidents for a ahem, One Way Ticket to Mars? I could send $7.48,in Canadian Money, today even!
~~~Man setting foot on Mars in 2030s nearing reality~~~
Now, getting back...alive....
According to Clarke we were supposed to already be there. Then a return trip in 2010.
Both 2001 and 2010 have come and gone. :)
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.
More than 100,000 people want to fly to Mars in 2022 - and never come back
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...
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.
Anyone want to bet that that it WILL NOT be a white, male, Protestant of Anglo descent?
How will this help income inequality, the occupation of Palestine, racism against the President, or make weed legal everywhere?/s
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??
Just so long as he or she is an American.
Apparently s/he does.
Mars One mission, the HOME WRECKER: Wife threatens divorce after her husband is considered for one-way trip into space
And if any actually do it, they will regret it for the rest of their lives on Mars.......
Why is that?
They’ll be the first people to land on Mars and the first to do everything else.
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.
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).
We should have been on Mars by 1983.
2030s... how sad is that? All the visionaries of the 60’s/70’s had us out of the Solar System by now...
Never happen with any us govt money unnless the country is rebooted.
Billionaire Denis Tito has plan for Mars flyby in 2018
when Mars and Earth are at their closest
Proposed 2 person crew - married couple
... 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.
HaHaHa. Very pithy!
1. explicitly do not make it a world enterprise.
2. private endeavor all the way. no government effing things up.
if it’s like every damn brochure lately, white woman and black male.
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........
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