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Old February 12 2013, 03:29 AM   #4
C.E. Evans
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Re: Americans totally deluded about NASA's budget

The only reason why NASA put a man on the Moon was because it was a political priority for the US--to beat the Soviet Union there. The same thing will apply for putting a man on Mars--for the US to beat someone else from getting there first. Until someone like China (or whoever) shows some really serious progress in making a landing on Mars, any mission there will have to be spearheaded by the corporate sector or be an international effort in which US isn't the only one flipping the bill for it, IMO.
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