Primarily, studies show that a space “Why We shouldn’t Go To MARS” by Gregg Easterbrook gives reasons for why going to Mars is a waste. On the contrary, “Remarks at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center by JFK” by President John F. Kennedy demonstrates how there are many benefits of going to Mars. However, the Political Cartoon represents the amount of money being misspent for a hopeless mission. Twenty people have died going to space. Space exploration has taken away more than enough lives. One more life is not worth it. The sadness and grief that is felt when a family member is lost in space, is much more valuable than going to Mars. If the journey to Mars is the cause of deaths and injuries, it should definitely be avoided. There should be no doubts about saving lives! Ultimately, the space program is a waste of money and effort, so going to Mars should be an avoidable
Meg Luther Dr. Erika Harnett ESS 102 6 October 2017 Human Vs Robotic Space Exploration In Support of: Sending Exclusively Robotic Missions Space exploration is devoted to seeking out the unknowns of the universe. Manned and robotic missions alike have contributed priceless knowledge of our planet’s surroundings and beyond. However, with the current geopolitical
Robots aren’t the only ones looking to buy a ticket to Mars. A workshop group of government, academic, and industry scientists have found that a NASA-led manned mission to Mars should be possible by the 2030s. But NASA isn’t the only one with Martian astronaut hopefuls.. The Mars One colony project is looking to send private citizens on a one-way trip to the red planet.
It is unbelievably expensive to reach Mars. To reach Mars the cost is billions of dollars to send just a couple people to Mars. It will cost more than 4 times the money it took to reach the Moon to reach Mars, since Mars is so far away. Furthermore it would cost way too much money, and therefore NASA or any other international space station should not send astronauts to Mars. Compared to the amount of money it takes to reach the Moon this expeditions cost is outrageous. If we obtain the money for this expedition and it fails, billions of dollars would be
Imagine going on a six billion dollar rocket ship and never seeing your family or friends again. The astronauts will risk their lives because it is a dangerous expedition and could easily fail if the people die from lack of oxygen. Colonizing Mars is a terrible idea there is no natural source of water, if Mars One sends them they cannot come back once they arrive there, and someone could get sick and die before they get there.
Added to the economic costs to America, a venture to Mars causes substantial risk to the society. The environment and society are very important to human survival on Earth. Even though some people feel that exploring Mars may help understand the Earth better, and going to Mars will be a great scientific milestone, in my opinion exploring Mars is a bad idea. The atmosphere on Mars is about 100 times thinner than earth and it is not suitable for us to breath. It contains about 95% of carbon dioxide and little or no oxygen. This will make it very difficult for humans to survive there. Unlike Mars, which is not protected and is exposed to everything, the Earth is protected by the ozone layer. Exploring Mars will be dangerous to humans and very expensive to taxpayers. This will take years of planning and the mission will take years instead of days. The astronauts who go there may run out of oxygen and even fall sick. They will be unable to just return at any time. They have to wait until the earth aligns with Mars before they can return. All this could take months or even
When thinking about America being the first to go to the moon one should also address the program that was formed to make that dream possible. In 1958 the NASA program was organized in America to work on winning the “space race”. America was the first country to reach the
You hear a lot of people saying that space research is cool but it is typically a waste of money and valuable resources that could be used to benefit our own planet and the many problems that we have all over earth today. But I completely, one hundred percent agree on the further exploration of space for different reasons such as: we are living in a virtual age where everything is done with smart phones and computers and physical exploration is much needed. Second it can actually help the economy in multiple ways not just waste money. Lastly It also guarantees the development of good technology, not only with companies, but among the younger people who need to be inspired through the educational systems we have in America.
First of all, the cost of getting to Mars is too high. Most people do not have the money. It would be unfair if only wealthy families get to go to Mars. People back on Earth who can only afford for one person to go on the trip will miss their family. The trip back home
The last reason why you shouldn’t go on this trip to Mars is because finding ways to live there would be difficult. First of all, work will have to be done in order to find water. When water is needed, you would have to break up the soil. Being able to expand will also be limited due to the amount of water and oxygen that is on Mars. Lastly, the environment is very unforgiving. If a small mistake is made in the atmosphere, you could easily become injured or possibly die. The Mars One website says, “Mars is an unforgiving environment where a small mistake or accident can result in large failure, injury, and
Another concern that people have about sending people to Mars is that they may go insane. The fact that once the astronauts get to Mars-- they may not come back. NASA is still trying to figure out a secure way to get the astronauts back there is a
Also, you are creating a new colony and a new world. Then we would have a new place to start a new world and find new resources.Once we do this now then we will have all the expenses done and paid for but, if we wait for the future when we have no resources to to make any money then we wouldn’t be able to pay the six billion dollar bill. It is better to be too soon than too late and most people would rather get it done quicker and that way while we still have this technology we can send over food supplies and keep an eye on if going to Mars is a good idea for new people to go over to create that new
Going to the moon took 24.4 billion dollars for the Apollo program. Even though technology has vastly improved in the space travel department, sending the first four astronauts to Mars will “Mars One estimates the cost at US six billion dollars” said Mars One. NASA and other space organizations have been trying to go to Mars for a long time. In fact, the first spacecrafts to land on Mars was in the 1970’s by Viking 1 and Viking 2. The initial astronauts going to Mars are going to need costly shipments of food and oxygen tanks. The satellite for the astronauts to communicate with people on Earth will cost 425 million US dollars. Without even worrying about the cost of going to Mars there are all the problems here on Earth related to money. Nearly one half of Earth’s human population lives on two dollars and fifty cents per day! Spending money on things that will make the world a better place would make a lot more sense, such as donating to places like Crisis Nursery. The nursery is a child care center if something urgent comes up in a person’s life, like someone in the hospital, and there is not someone to watch that person's children. Money could also be donated to charities that help repopulate endangered species or other nature problems, instead of on a rocket or landing pod that might just blow up before it reaches Mars. A spaceship actually landing on Mars without incident is approximately thirty percent chance. Colonizing Mars has the vast issue of
Everyone at one point or another has wanted to travel to different planets. In between 2030 and 2040, Nasa is planning on sending a group of astronauts to Mars to see if they could live there someday. Through all of this, Nasa gets less than 1% of the federal budget.
Humans can’t live on Mars because if we spend money on space travel and find out when they get to Mars there is no way humans can live there then it’s a waste of money, time, fuel and people.“Since space travel has revolutionized the cost of space travel will be too much and rise. “It’s costly in terms of money and risk.” ( Should the U.S government fund space exploration 254). No, the United States should not fund space travel.