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Should the U.S. government plan and fully fund a manned mission to Mars?

  • We should always keep exploring

    A mission to Mars would be expensive, but space exploration is a marvelous incentive for progress in business. Having goals and concerns that take us beyond planet Earth will help Americans put world issues in perspective, and will encourage a culture of sharing and levelheadedness. Further, exploring beyond Earth is important, as we may uncover resources, minerals, or scientific data that helps us improve life here on our planet.

  • We need to go

    A giant rocket takes off, charging upwards. It covers 9,684 km (5995 miles) in 34 minutes. That is covering the distance between London and Hong Kong about 20 times faster than a commercial airline. That is the plans for the Spacex BFR. Lots of humans are looking to the sky and it's time we go with them. We should attempt to send a person to Mars because it will help fulfill the human need to explore, it will be a huge scientific curve and we don’t want to be Earth dependant.

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  • They should we need to learn more

    Just yes because its the way that we can truly figure wether mars one ay could support life. One day we could colonize mars and explore further into the universe. It would basically be human evolution of the mind and we could possibly find alien life and interact with other intelligent life.

  • Well duh yea!

    Why should we NOT? Going to Mars significantly increases the amount of knowledge we have. We could take back samples from Mars and use our new knowledge to create new things that we have never seen before. You never know, in 20 years, we could figure out how to make new life from what we discovered!

  • Yes Yes Yes!

    According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyways. Because bees don't care what humans think is impossible. So yeah, we should...

  • The government should fund space.

    The government should spend the money to send people to space, anywhere would be fine just somewhere in space. Space is prettier then most parts of the Earth and I want more pictures of space that are taken by man. Plus if people go to space and find somewhere we can live that isn't here. I would go to space if they needed people. Except I'm 15 and they probably wouldn't send a 15 year old, but I would try and help fund it so I can watch other people go to space for me. I think space is so pretty and I want more people to see it with their own eyes and not from pictures but pictures will work for now, I guess.

  • Yes I do

    I can understand why many people would not want to, but Mars could save humans and we know the ins and outs of mars so if it was really dangerous they would not fund a mission, and also it could help improve things on this planet and help our scientific knowledge about space and the planet itself.

  • Yes and no

    The government should plan and fully fund a manned mission to Mars because sometime the Earth is going to blow up or something, so we need to explore to see if there could be life on another planet. On the other side, the US is already in debt, so I don't think they should keep spending more money on things that could potentially happen later in life. Why does it have to happen now? There's a lot of time before the Earth's gonna blow up, so they can wait until they are less out of debt before spending more money to explore.

  • We need to go

    We cannot stay on planet Earth forever. It will slowly die out from the sun when is goes nova. Our only chance of survival is to be a multi-planet species. Yes there will be consequences about doing this. But if we are to survive, we must fund a fully manned mission to The Red Planet.

  • Technology will improve over time

    Consider it, we barely have enough technology to get there safely as it is and we still have a fair amount of room left and enough problems to deal with down on Earth. The us government is in debt and having other worldy conflicts right now. Plus there are already private organizations and foundations that fund NASA to where they were able to build multiple rockets and launch them successfully to Mars as well as make a rocket that carries almost as much as the Saturn 5 and cost MUCH less. So it would be better to just let their budget be the same as well as trying to fix our own problems to where the world can actually start thinking about conquering this frontier.

  • Why we shouldn't send people to Mars

    First it would be really expensive and it would kind of be a waste because it is a one way trip. It would also be bad because those people would not be able to come back to earth and they would run out of oxygen. The money could also be used for better prepuces like it could help feed the people who are staring and animals who need help.

  • No to future cold wars

    What we need is a organization like the United Nations, but for space exploration. Because if we work together in the domain of space exploration we can achieve much more, not only that but it would prevent future cold wars if for example the US want's to Colonize the Mars at a specific spot (where for example the meteor hits are the fewest ) and Russia want's the same thing it's just gonna make things worse.

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  • We need Priorities

    Right now, in 2016, the national debt is over 19 trillion. By the end of this year, it is expected that all combined debt will be over 22.4 trillion. And by 2030, when NASA says Mars technology will be ready, many experts say that the debt will be over 50 trillion!

  • Poverty is More Important

    Instead of sending a mission to Mars, the government should first be concerned about more important issues, like debt. What if the whole mission fails? This could send the nation into hundreds of billions of dollars more debt. Also, poverty is still a major hurdle. We should make this world a better place to first, then THINK about sending people to Mars. Many people might say that if the mission is a success, then it will be a huge economic success, but again, we should take care of the problems on our planet first; "slow and steady wins the race."

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  • More Important Issues First

    The government should not fund a manned mission to Mars. First of all, the money that would be used for the mission can go to better causes, like humanitarian needs, better economy, improving existing infrastructure etc. Also, we should put concern towards problems on our planet. The US is already trillions of dollars in debt, and think about how much more it will go into if the mission fail. Many people might say that it will be an economic success IF it was a failure, but they are ignoring the fact that there are places in this world where the economy is weak, like Africa. Reviving these economies will be a great economic miracle, and concentrate on this first.

  • Poverty is More Important

    Instead of sending a mission to Mars, the government should first be concerned about more important issues, like debt. What if the whole mission fails? This could send the nation into hundreds of billions of dollars more debt. Also, poverty is still a major hurdle. We should make this world a better place to first, then THINK about sending people to Mars. Many people might say that if the mission is a success, then it will be a huge economic success, but again, we should take care of the problems on our planet first; "slow and steady wins the race."


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