Why not go to mars?

The cost to go to Mars

It would cost $600 million to go to mars and another $200 million to live on Mars. That would rase the U.S. debt above $17 million.

Robotic missions

Many robotic missions have been sent to Mars. This is cheaper than sending humans.


Barack Obama wants to go to Mars by 2030.

Nasa accomplishments

Nasa has sent many rovers to Mars but is yet to send humans to Mars.

Astronaut training

Austronaut training academy recomends 6th-8th graders to start training for $80 a day.

Current technology speeds

With the current speed it will take 7 months to 2 years to get to mars.

Moon Landing Compare/Contrast

Compare: Rovers have been sent to the moon and Mars.

Contrast: The Moon orbits Earth and Mars orbits the Sun.