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When will a Human Step on Mars?

  1. LiamBean profile image88
    LiamBeanposted 8 years ago

    At fifty will I see it in my life-time? Will my children?

    1. Neil Sperling profile image83
      Neil Sperlingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you absolutely certain that we never came from there in the first place?

      Maybe a million years ago martian surface was like earth and people were "wondering" if they would ever step foot on earth?

      Twinkle Twinkle little star ..... how I WONDER what you are?


    2. jjarman profile image61
      jjarmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. We simply need to clean our own house before God will let us trash anyone else’s. The key people are ready to move but time is running out my friend.

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago


    1. sannyasinman profile image62
      sannyasinmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile big_smile big_smile

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Not likely because funding is hard to come by and many people stand in the way of progress.

    That's just like asking if 'man' himself will ever travel outside the galaxy.

    Once, mankind achieves the ability....will it actually become a reality.

    Most likely not.

    How ever, if over-population ever becomes a real threat...just maybe. lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 8 years ago

    Well as the saying goes...men are from mars and women are from venus lol sorry Lima I couldn't resist.

    but I don't think it'll happen anytime soon...money is a big issue...

    1. Neil Sperling profile image83
      Neil Sperlingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Great Photo :-)

  5. Make  Money profile image79
    Make Moneyposted 8 years ago

    When will a Human Step on Mars?

    3535, but by that time we won't want to. lol

    Excellent image Madame X

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    Madame Xposted 8 years ago

    Thanks MM - just thought I'd add a laugh smile

  7. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Not that I care...

  8. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 8 years ago

    the day after they discover oil there! big_smile

    1. drej2522 profile image80
      drej2522posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      ha, no kidding!!

  9. Pearldiver profile image81
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    Have they started selling the Mining Options yet? hmm

  10. yoshi97 profile image72
    yoshi97posted 8 years ago

    We will step on Mars 20 to 30 years after we step back onto the moon. Reason being ... we will need to use the moon as a jump off point to get to Mars, which will require building a base on the moon.

    And why would that be? To go to Mars requires a lot more fuel, and more fuel requires even more fuel to lift such a rocket into space. As such, the low gravity of the moon makes for a much more economical launch.

    So ... we would piece out what needed to be built on Earth and send it to the moon. The base on the moon would assemble the rocket on the moon, hopefully using resources from the moon as part of the building process, and then the launch from the moon would require much less resources.

    Upon return, the rocket could return to the moon or to Earth. If it returned to the moon it would require less shielding for reentry.

    Of course, this is all speculation on my part.

    1. LiamBean profile image88
      LiamBeanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      There ya go.  This is more what I was looking for when I asked the question. Money aside here's what I know.

      Perdue and Penn State are currently experimenting with rocket engines that run on nano-particle aluminum and water ice. It works too.

      The moon has lots of aluminum and water. That's what LCROSS confirmed and was announced yesterday. The problem now is to figure out how to extract it before sending anything up there to do the job.

      I also know, from materials scientists, that the dust on the moon (called regolith) is an ideal cement; all it needs is water. Someone associated with USC has already designed a robot for that purpose. It can distribute cement, under robotic control, and build a structure by laying down succeeding layers of cement. Of course the cement hardens into concrete and viola you have a structure.

      Space science is also certain there's water on Mars.Mars also has an abundance of aluminum.

  11. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 8 years ago

    There are more than 50% of unused, barren, virgin lands on earth.... In Russia's Siberia, Canada, W.Australia, Tibet, Gobi, most parts of South America and Central Africa. We must try to change those lands into habitable areas instead of spending billions and billions on space. We cant conclude that we have conquered moon and mars where only a group of ten or more can go and return. Half of humanity is not having enough living standards. Why not we think about them?

    1. Make  Money profile image79
      Make Moneyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Exactly VENUGOPAL

    2. Black Lilly profile image60
      Black Lillyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Though I acknowledge that living standards differ a lot, but better man stepped on any other planet than convert those areas to (as you said) into habitable areas. Because converting would be a disaster.
      Why? Because we would not have enough oxygen to breathe. And that, to my mind, is a bit more important than living standards.

  12. Sexy jonty profile image55
    Sexy jontyposted 8 years ago

    With advance technology , it may be possible in near future ....
    As energy sources increases .... there will be a step towards becoming a martian .....

  13. shanekruger profile image60
    shanekrugerposted 8 years ago

    With in 100 Years

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    C.J. Wrightposted 8 years ago

    In the end, the means out weigh the ends. The technology developed to get there has the greatest impact on society. War and scientific exploration are often seen as completely wastefull. However some great advances are made from both endeavors.

  15. Jonathan Janco profile image68
    Jonathan Jancoposted 8 years ago

    Personally, I'd prefer to live on of Saturn's moons:D