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    Mission To Mars “We choose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, but because it is hard” -John F Kennedy. Back in May of 1961, John F Kennedy challenged the United States to land a man on the moon, and be the first to do it. However, now the challenge has escalated from a moon landing to a landing on an entirely different planet… and living there. Many different organizations have proposed the idea and are currently working on figuring out if we can reach Mars. We have to ask ourselves, how much will it cost, who will do it, should we do it, what kind of technology will we have to develop, why should we go there of all of the planets, how will we do it, and what affect will it have on the astronauts picked to go? All of these questions…

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    Often, the form of government that a society utilizes is determined by a variety of factors that are complex and difficult to control. However, as we look towards the formation of extraterrestrial colonies, we have the chance to discuss the governance of these colonies in a way that could shape the future of humanity. There are a variety of options for the governing of such a society, and each must be considered as we discuss the form of government to adopt in such colonies. With several factors…

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    The Mars Mission Analysis

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    As many people heard, going to Mars and colonize is a new mission everyone is discussing about. Many experts and scientists have looked into the Mars mission; in exploring or colonizing. This mission is still unclear whether they are ready to send manned missions or not. Stephen hawking; theoretical physicist and cosmologist, have said: “ ….we must spread out in space and find a new habitat”[1]. His wording encourages and agrees about colonizing Mars and thinks that the future of the Earth’s…

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    released the finding of the possible fossilized life on Mars. Three small rocks that NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover examined on site identified to be the organic compounds that includes complex compound so-called PAHs. Nasa announced that this evidence may show the existence of primitive life in Mars. Ashwin Vasavada, project scientist for the Mars Science Lab (Curiosity), NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, commented that the mankind and Martian can be a close relative like “just a cousin”. “If there…

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    Terraforming Pros And Cons

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    advancements in technology in the past decade alone, it’s only natural that mankind would look to the final frontier once again. While considering the question of Mars colonization, we, as a society must consider cost factors of commuting and terraforming. The question of funding arises, exposing an even bigger dilemma of international cooperation. The factors bolstering humans to colonize are balanced by ethical and economic tethers that keep us here on Earth. Before we delve into the debate…

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    hygiene, isolation, and gravity are only a handful of what astronauts have to deal with on their missions through space and walking among other planets. While it is an exciting thought that humanity may be living on another planet, such as Mars, one day, it may not be as easy as society thinks when we finally make it there. An experiment was done by NASA to simulate what it would be like for a group of people to live on terrain similar to Mars (Cornet, 2015). “A major component of the…

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    mining colony, on Mars, and is a "Red." In the society of the Solar System, each person is given specific color, based on the class that the person is. Darrow's class, the Red class, is considered to be the lowest class in the Solar System, as the Red's jobs are to mine Helium-3, which is a valuable resource on Mars. Darrow, like many other Reds, is driven by the Laurel. The Laurel is a reward given to the family that mines the most Helium-3. Despite his life-risking efforts to gather more…

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    Imagine a horrific world where the average temperature is -81oF, the atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, and one year lasts approximately 687 days (“Mars Facts”). This seemingly inhospitable world is Mars, and recent debates have surfaced over whether humans should explore and settle it. Many believe that we as a species must venture onto planets beyond our own. The arguments in favor of colonization, however, often lack real support and make rushed and misguided assumptions. Analyzing available…

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    UFO's AND ALIENS: I think the government and NASA are keeping the truth about life outside our planet hidden from society. How can we be so arrogant and think that we here on earth are the only living beings in this gigantic universe with billions of stars galaxies, suns, solar systems and planets. Everyday there are sightings all over the world by citizens, commercial pilots, and military personnel. I think we have been visited and offered help to benefit mankind with technologies that can…

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    Space Persuasive Speech

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    People live without access to water on a daily basis; others without shelter. Why should we spend resources and time on space exploration when we could help people in need immediately. For this, you need to think long-term. Space exploration has the opportunity to critically make a change in life here on earth. It has the potential to change how we live and how it can benefit even the most poor people on the planet. Improvements in medicine and energy production can result in the exploration of…

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