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    People have got dreamed about going to Mars practically since it was discovered. In the foreseeable future, such mission is actually seems like real possibility. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is taking the helm of one of the most significant human endeavors to explore Mars. Unlike the previous programs, Manned Mission to Mars is a one-way ticket. Scientific and technological challenges facing the mission to Mars have been identified as a result of strenuous scientific…

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    Some political and economic challenges affecting Mars Direct involve the budget NASA has for the missions. The cost to send humans to Mars is around $30-50 billion (for private companies it is estimated to be $5billions). NASA’s budget each year is approximately $18billions so the corporation cannot afford to go to Mars alone (as they have to distribute this budget to their other formal missions). They will be looking towards international partnerships and cooperation, unless major disruptive…

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    The idea that Mars could be hospitable to human life is still under question, however the question of water on Mars is indubitably unambiguous. And with the new breaking scientific news, the long lasting question of water on Mars has finally been answered. “New findings from NASA’S Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars( Liquid Water para 1)”. According to this new theory, empirical data from NASA shows…

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    The idea that Mars could be hospitable to human life is still under question, however the question of water on Mars is indubitably unambiguous. And with the new breaking scientific news, the long lasting question of water on Mars has finally been answered. “New findings from NASA’S Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) provide the strongest evidence yet that liquid water flows intermittently on present-day Mars” ( Liquid Water para 1). According to this new theory, empirical data from NASA shows…

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    Elon Musk – a businessman, the CEO and chief engineer of the company SpaceX. Robert Zubrin, the president of the Mars Society, and Robert Chambers, an engineer working on the Mars Base Camp concept. According to Mr. Musk’s idea of sending people to Mars, he had found a feasible business plan, which could lead to the execution of his desires. The main issue is to build a new rocket for Mars colonization called the Interplanetary Transport System. As Mr. Musk said, the slimmed-down rocket is going…

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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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    Without a doubt, one of the greatest mysteries that the world wants to know is whether or not there was life on Mars. Not only this, but if we can eventually get life on Mars. Well, NASA's rover Curiosity gives the world some spirit that perhaps the opportunity of achieving this is possible. NASA' ROVER CURIOSITY EXPLORING MARS Curiosity has been exploring Mars for quite a while now. As a matter of fact, it has been since 2012. Just recently, a photo was surfaced on the web from this rover and…

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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…

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    Ever since the beginning of our species, humans have been constantly moving from one land to another. The article, “Could Humans Actually Live on Mars,” raises the question about if we should be exploring other planets, specifically Mars. I personally believe that humans should be exploring other planets for a multitude of reasons such as we need to have some place to go after life on Earth becomes impossible and that health effects caused by space (i.e. skin cancer from solar flares or…

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    We should go to Mars “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…

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