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Humans inhabiting Mars once seemed like an impossible science fiction fantasy, but many in the space industry believe we are getting close to making it a reality. NASA predicts that human exploration of the Red Planet may be as little as 30 years away.
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By the time it becomes feasible however, current adults will be too old to take the 30-million-mile trip. For that reason, NASA is targeting 2nd graders with their Mars exploration promotions.
originally posted by: missed_gear
a reply to: BO XIAN
When I was in elementary, we were always exposed to NASA's future plans, astronauts would speak to us a few times a year, we wwould take field trips to the Space Center almost every year.
Space station living, future shuttle, more missions to the moon, the need for computer scientists etc.
Wasn't a bad thing.
JPL visual strategist Dan Goods explains that the images are intended to celebrate the diversity of planets being discovered -- and to increase the desire among the public to be curious about the universe.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: OneBigMonkeyToo
I got inspired by this sort of thing. Too early *sigh*.
Then, there was Bonestell.