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Old April 2 2012, 12:34 AM   #16
Knight Templar
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Location: Oklahoma
Re: NASA's budget: Help save space exploration!

Squiggy wrote: View Post
Politically there's no reason to send people to Mars as Congress can't see past the next election, much less past the next 5-10 Congressional elections it would take to get a human on Mars.

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Won't take that long. According to Dr. Robert Zubrin, we can get to Mars within 10 years.

That means launching the ERV within 8 years of the mission go ahead.
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