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!
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
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.
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