DailyDirt: Mars Is Not A Pleasant Vacation

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Getting on a rocket to Mars has been a dream for space exploration enthusiasts for decades. However, there are a lot of engineering problems that still need solutions before people can safely get to Mars (and back, unless you favor the one-way trip strategy). Optimists might expect humans to walk on Mars sometime in the 2030s, but realistically, there would have to be a significant change in the way deep space exploration is funded for that to happen. If you're just entering 5th grade or so, maybe you can consider a career on Mars. But perhaps you shouldn't put all your eggs in one basket. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.
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Filed Under: astronauts, maggie lieu, manned missions, mars, mars one, microgravity, sls, space exploration, spacecraft
Companies: boeing, nasa

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    Anonymous Coward, 10 Mar 2015 @ 6:55pm

    Why all this talk about a manned mission to Mars? Let's go to the Moon first. At least that's a goal that could probably be achieved within a decade, if price was no object.

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