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    Since the first close-up picture of Mars was obtained in 1965, there have been significant endeavours undertaken to explore the ‘Red Planet’ (National Geographic, n.d.). In particular, a number of successful missions have taken place over the last two decades and provided valuable information about Mars. 1996 - Mars Global Surveyor In 1996, the Mars Global Surveyor mission and the Mars Pathfinder mission were launched. The Mars Global Surveyor arrived at Mars on September 12 1997, becoming the first successful mission to Mars since Viking 2 in 1976 (Mars Exploration, n.d.). The spacecraft orbited Mars for a year and a half due to a problem with one of the solar panels, until beginning to map the planet in March 1999, studying the “entire Martian surface, atmosphere and interior” (Mars Exploration,…

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    Mars Exploration For centuries mankind has been fascinated by the night sky. Countless numbers of scientists have dedicated their lives to learning and exploring our solar system. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has consistently lead the USA and the world in space experimentation and planned missions. One area they have actively pursued is the study of Mars. NASA has researched planet Mars for over decades and recently released a detailed plan containing their strategy for a…

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    NASA has recently started to hire astronauts for their next space mission, “Mars 2030”. Is it wise to invest money and resources into deep space exploration? According to an online poll on debate.org, seventy-six percent Americans think that the government should invest in the new Mars exploration. With such a high positive response, there is greater optimism about the space race. We know that space flight is both expensive and risky. From an economical perspective, it is always beneficial to…

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    Human Exploration and Colonization of Mars Must Be Funded “Roman mythology tells of the god of war [...] who was despised by his parents; [...] the Romans called him Mars. Romans [...] glorified war, and considered him a mighty warrior [...] some Romans worshipped him, even leaving sacrifices at his altar” (“All about Mars”). The first observers of the planet Mars date back to the ancient Egyptians in the 2nd Millennium, the Chinese in 1045 BC, and the Babylonians in 400 BC. The Polish…

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    advances, we see space exploration continue to grow further and further. Many attempts to send rovers to Mars have gave scientists greater knowledge about the planet and a consideration of sending people there to colonize the planet in the near future. On April 15, 2010 President Obama stated by the 2030s we should have enough information to send people to the orbit of Mars and bring be able to bring them home safely. “ I think of NASA is going to continue in the business of human spaceflight,…

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    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Mars Exploration Rover Mission (MER) is an ongoing space exploration mission of the planet Mars utilising two robotic rovers named Spirit and Opportunity launched on June 10 and July 7, 2003, respectively from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA [1]. The mission’s primary goal is to “Determine Whether Life Ever Arose on Mars” (NASA) through the search for clues in soils and rocks that suggest past water activity on the planet’s surface. The…

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    Science exploration has been one of the major breakthroughs in the history of mankind. It has opened the eyes to all of what is located just outside our sight and reach. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, has been a key player in the discoveries that have been made in space. NASA still works diligently to make progress. There are constant missions that continue to explore space and the science realm, private companies competing with NASA, and budget concerns for the…

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    MARS EXPLORATOIN ROVER Throughout the history of the human race, space exploration has always been a point of contention, whether it is the religious perspective or the allocation of funds but one thing that was always consistent was the appeal to broaden and expand our knowledge of the solar system and of space in general. NASA has been the frontrunner and forefront of the space exploration game globally and has always had their goals set on being the first to achieve many milestones. The Mars…

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    astronaut stranded on Mars, named Mark Watney; who consistently found ingenious solutions for the many problems he faced. Mark Watney was not left on Mars for any malicious reasons, but because of a series unfortunate of events, his fellow astronauts thought he was killed in a violent storm and had no choice but to leave him. This novel is in the science fiction genre and is absolutely thrilling from start to finish. What makes it so good is that the science is very accurate and at no point…

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    There have been many magnificent space missions. NASA was the one who prepared all the needs for the spacecraft so they could complete their missions. Mars Rover Spirit and Opportunity, Apollo 11, and Freedom 7 discovered and accomplished some great things. These missions helped scientists learn about things in outer space. They changed our world by giving us valuable information about different planets and galaxies today. All these space missions sacrificed astronauts lives and lots of money.…

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