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“NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our history,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “Today, we are publishing additional details about our journey to Mars plan and how we are aligning all of our work in support of this goal. In the coming weeks, I look forward to continuing to discuss the details of our plan with members of Congress, as well as our commercial and our international and partners, many of whom will be attending the International Astronautical Congress next week.”
Earth Independent activities build on what we learn on the space station and in deep space to enable human missions to the Mars vicinity, possibly to low-Mars orbit or one of the Martian moons, and eventually the Martian surface
originally posted by: Shamrock6
20 years from now (or whenever it happens) I wonder if ATS will still be around? In the event that it is, I wonder how quickly people will say it's all fake?
And then us old timers can be like "yea, it's fake, that's why it took them 20 years from writing a paper up to actually launching. Dummy."
And then have our comments edited because of the obvious t&c issue.
All we need is a massive 3d printer in space to print space ships.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People
and in 2030 we will be shown paperwork showing a manned mission to Mars in 2070. All we need to do is look at the promises made going back to the 1960's and where we are now. This is nothing more than a stick and carrot lie.
Had the politicians not lied and Congress not gutted the budgets year in and year out in favor of welfare and a Roman Army equivalent we might be there by now.