“The day we stop exploring is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams.” — Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The world has gotten too comfortable living in its bubble of safety. It’s time the world became curious and took the chance of exploring the unknown. Years and Years of debate after landing on the moon has raised this question: Should there be a manned spaceflight to Mars? Despite the risks, the benefits for humans of a manned mission to Mars allows, offers, and ensures the new birth of exploration for the world. It will allow for more accurate information about Mars, the ability to explore farther out in space, and the spaceflight will allow the bringing together of different …show more content…
It has been proved that there is water on Mars; if there was a trip there, samples could be collected to study. No practical benefits have been said against going to Mars. A possibility of going to Mars could be to find valuable natural resources. This is a practical benefit. NASA says that every time they are close to understanding Mars, new discoveries send the straight back revise the existing theories. (mars.nasa.gov) If people were sent to Mars, then it could be better understood. Although radiation is a problem, the 2001 Mars Odyssey has began to analyze the radiation environment on Mars, so space companies can see how severe the impact on astronauts would be. Robots are already paving the way for exploration, checking the radiation as said above and gathering data. Robots will be sent first, then humans to Mars. The Mars 2020 rover will help NASA understand the current weather, winds, radiation, and dust environment. Also, it will demonstrate technologies that will help humans once there. The moon has radiation too when Americans went there, but a good argument is made with radiation with more time on Mars. Many astronauts are willing to assume the risks of Mars Mission, so they know the costs of this greater good. By learning about Mars and going there, new technologies will be made to make life better on Earth too. Why not accept the newer, exciting challenge of going to …show more content…
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