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US government to NASA: Get humans to Mars by 2033

By William Gayde ยท 55 replies
Mar 11, 2017
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  1. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,734

    A martian in everyone's home by 2020? My imagination can go miles, especially after a strong coffee :)
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,515   +2,309

    I wouldn't go that far, but perhaps Amazon will start selling "Martian Potatoes" for either Sr. Patrick's Day or Easter Celebration's.

    Please be advised, these candies contain no potatoes, and they originated in Philadelphia. Consequently, no living potatoes were harmed in their making.

    Since no potato farms are likely to exist on Mars, and in the same vein the Apollo moon landings were a hoax, all Amazon would need to do is exchange "Irish", for, "Martian" on the box lid.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,455   +1,734

    Grown on Matt Damon's special fertilizer, personally supplied and approved?


    - is all you really need in your life, including...

    Last edited: Mar 14, 2017
  4. Nero7

    Nero7 TS Addict Posts: 231   +72

    Call of Duty Infinite Warfare predicted this.
  5. Makson

    Makson TS Booster Posts: 115   +26

    Pleasing to hear a sensible comment similar to what I said recently.
    There may come a time when common sense reigns supreme, but it won't happen, and taking mankind's unsolved problems to Mars in a few years won't change anything there either.
    Rippleman likes this.
  6. ghostf1re

    ghostf1re TS Booster Posts: 109   +42

    A trip to Mars is so much more difficult by comparison. Radiation from the sun is one of those huge difficulties. Then even if they can be completely or even partially shielded during the trip, they would need to be shielded after landing on Mars. Going there isn't the hard part, surviving the trip is the hard part.

    Also, going there, at least initially, may be a one way mission. If they want to return, they would need to bring a ship that could not only land on the planet, but take off also. They would have to bring it with them, or launch it there early and hope it can survive the landing and be in good enough condition to take off. Also, the distance between Earth and Mars would be a factor in this too. The trip there and the trip back wouldn't bee the same distance or the same trajectory, assuming they didn't stay there for just a short time.

    So yeah, not easy.

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