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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.

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  • 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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  • 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."

  • What about the other citizens and we are going to get into deeper debt.

    We already have a huge problem with poverty that is cyclical, however, we are thinking about sending a manned mission to Mars not even trying to fix the problem of poverty. If NASA fails, then it will be 20 billion dollars down the drain. That 20 billion dollars could have gotten many people out of poverty or help the US get out of deeper debt. The US is in debt by 17 trillion dollars and now we're thinking that we should be funding NASA for something that can possibly fail. There is a high chance that we will fail because in NASA's history, many manned missions have failed. Going to mars is not going to help our economy.

  • Robotic space exploration provides more science for less money.

    We can do around 50 robotic missions to Mars, the asteroids and the moons of the outer planets for the cost of one manned Mars mission. For example the Cassini mission to Saturn cost 3.3 Billion. The Curiosity Rover mission 2.6 Billion. A manned mission to Mars is estimated to be over 100 Billion dollars - an estimate almost certain to be low.

  • A Differing of Objectives

    Private space companies are not just in it for exploration and the advancement of humankind. They are in it for money. If the government wants a manned mission to Mars, it would be more beneficial to have NASA arrange it. We have already dumped billions in their R&D and they are significantly more advanced in their knowledge and technology than any private space company.


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