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originally posted by: deadcalm
reply to post by smurfy
I am no "Mooner" as you put it....I am merely stating the facts....we have no vehicle capable right now to get humans out of LEO...
let alone travel to Mars. Nor is there any funding for such a challenge. It would cost trillions...money that certainly the US does not have.
Doesn't matter what was done 40+ years ago....those days are long gone.
Even if there was the political will (which there isn't) it would take a decade or more to develop and test the equipment needed.