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Thewhovian
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Jebediah-Kerman
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Can we make it to Mars in 2015 ?

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Jebediah-Kerman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/20/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Thewhovian

Pro

Scientists have been researching planets for years , they just sent out another mars rover. But can they make it to mars in 2015 ?
Jebediah-Kerman

Con

First, I want to be clear, is this debate about humans reaching Mars, or rovers, which there already are?
Debate Round No. 1
Thewhovian

Pro

Thewhovian forfeited this round.
Jebediah-Kerman

Con

Assuming that you just missed the argument, and that it is a manned mission to Mars, I will present my arguments.

1. Design: It would take at least a few months to design a completely new rocket to carry humans to and back from Mars. Look how long it took to make plans for the Saturn 5.

2. Testing: The scientists would have to extensively test the new rocket: the Apollo program did that with Gemini, Mercury, and Apollo 1-10.

3. Funding: Who would fund this giant research and construction project? Currently, there is no political motive to put man on Mars, and NASA is a government funded program, so there wouldn't be any funds there.

4. Astronauts: It would take time for the agency to select astronauts for the mission.

5. Travel Time: Even if they did make a rocket, and thoroughly tested it, it would take months for the astronauts to reach Mars.
Debate Round No. 2
Thewhovian

Pro

Thewhovian forfeited this round.
Jebediah-Kerman

Con

Vote Con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by emil1 3 years ago
emil1
nice grammar by the way!
Posted by Jebediah-Kerman 3 years ago
Jebediah-Kerman
Do you mean humans on mars, because as you said, there already has been rovers on mars.
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