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Praetorianus November 16th, 2017 4:43am

Mars, Mars, yet more Mars. Private companies like SpaceX promise to get there soon, NASA has plans for the mid 2030s. Human boots on Mars before 2040?

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Maynard Londor
11/16/17 4:46 pm

Within 10 years of JFK setting the country toward the moon, we were there. Granted, I recognize it's not as clean of a comparison between going to the moon and going to mars, but the same sentiment is true. We're on our way there.

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rons screw politicians
11/16/17 6:29 am

Bon voyagé, write soon!

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/16/17 4:39 am

I’d say it’s highly likely.

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mac007 Mars
11/16/17 1:33 am

I don't see any point to it when we've got enough problems here on Earth to solve.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 6:19 am

A classic Luddite argument I refute in a heartbeat.
Ever heard of spinoff technology?
Space exploration helps us here on Earth, besides expanding our horizon.
spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2008/tech_benefits.html

JudicialJedi321 This is How Liberty Dies
11/15/17 10:27 pm

I'm more likely to believe the private companies will achieve this milestone than a government bureaucracy. The free market has and will always be more efficient than than the public tax devourers.
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Maynard Londor
11/16/17 5:43 pm

So long as space travel remains cost efficient. Otherwise, it'll have to be a government entity who does. But I think at this rate, it'll be a private company.

bower8899 ...
11/15/17 9:46 pm

Btw...NASA pushed that to 2035

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Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/16/17 6:58 am

Yes, I said MID2030s, not 2030 😏

Praetorianus Fair enough.
11/15/17 9:45 pm

I'm not sure but optimistic this will indeed happen before 2040.