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Old February 28 2013, 03:49 PM   #68
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Re: manned Mission to Mars discussion

IIRC, they also discuss the heat of earth re-entry from such a high speed descent is greater than any current heat shield protection would allow.

I just don't see a "billion dollars" being enough to pay for such a mssion, much less how one would solicit the funding for said mission. That's a lot of "10 dollar" donations, and something wayyyy out of the "" experience.

Perhaps "scam" was too strong a word, but I can see a lot of money being spent on prep work/studies to somebody before they decide... "gee, it IS too expensive for us to do."
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