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Martian Science?

The article was written by an advocate for an immediate voyage however.


The US space programme today is frozen in its tracks. Nasa talks about sending humans to Mars in 2043, but that's just postponing it for another generation. We're much closer today to being able to send people to Mars than we were to sending people to the Moon in 1961. If Barack Obama's successor were to commit the nation, in the spring of 2017, with the same kind of courage and determination that JFK did in 1961, we could be on Mars before the end of his or her second term. It's a question of political will to me. That's the real positive message of The Martian. It's saying, "we can do it. If we use our minds, we can take on all these challenges".


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Tue Oct 6th, 2015 at 01:39:56 PM EST
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