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Oct 20 2005

Mars or Bust

Published by Brian under space_exploration, NASA, politics

OK, people, let’s cut the crap. You’ve heard about the Bush Administration’s Big Idea: we’ll go “back to the Moon” within 10 years. Why? In order to build a base on the Moon that will serve as a jumping-off point for a “manned” (their sexist language, not mine) trip to Mars. Can we talk? If the U.S.–or anybody else, for that matter, wants to send a human’d flight to Mars, OK, that’s one thing. But why do it from the Moon? Why go all the way to the Moon–which takes 3 days and billions of dollars–to then take off for Mars? Continue Reading »

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