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.The cost of a manned mission to Mars would be 20+ billion dollars.

.We should be fighting a rising national debt, but we are trying to go to the moon instead.

.We should be spending the money on people that are sick, homeless, or dieing.

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Current Technology Speeds

.A space shuttle has to travel at least 28,000 kph to remain in orbit.

.All of the space shuttles have different speeds.

.With current technology speeds It's believed that space craft can achieve 3% of the speed of light.

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.A manned mission to Mars will require government funding.

.An organization called the Inspiration Mars Foundation is hosting a press conference next week in which plans for a trip to Mars and back will be revealed.
.The proposed launch date is January 2018, and the venture is called "Mission for America."

NASA Accomplishments

.NASA's Curiosity has found rich soil which means that at one point of time there was water on mars.

.Curiosity has begun drilling into Martian rocks, something that has never been done before.

.The first successful rover mission to Mars was by the United States.

Robotic Missions

.NASA has sent a couple of robotic rovers to Mars. (including Curiosity)

.One of the rovers got trapped and can't move. (Opportunity)

.After Curiosity's successful mission NASA is wanting to do another robotic mission in 2020.

Astronaut Trainning

.Astronaut training describes the complex process of preparing astronauts for their space missions before, during and after flight, which includes medical tests, physical training, extra-vehicular activity (EVA) training, procedure training, rehabilitation process, as well as training on experiments they will accomplish during their stay in space.

.All phases of the flight must be taken into account during training to ensure safety to, and functionality of the astronauts, as well as to ensure a successful completion of the mission

.NASA has requirements to fly a shuttle like General, Medical, Psychological, and Professional.


.Mars: Red. Orbits the sun. Bigger than Earth.

.Moon: Gray. Orbits Earth. Smaller than Earth.

.Similarities: Both have dust. Both are in the solar system. Both orbit something.

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My Opinion

What can a man find that the robots haven't found?I think NASA shouldn't send a man to Mars because it is wasting money that could be used for the sick, poor, and people that have gotten laid-off.If they spend all that money for another planet instead of helping there own, there could be a small depression.So I think we should just let the robots find the information instead of a man.