Pages

Jump to bottom

3 comments

1 aagcobb  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 7:50:20am

Good for him. I don’t think the U.S. should spend enormous amounts of money to send people to Mars when we can send robots at a fraction of the cost without risking tragedy. But if a billionaire wants to spend his own money and that of private investors and volunteers are willing to risk their lives, more power to them. I would be very surprised if this mission actually lifts off in five years, however.

2 RadicalModerate  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 10:14:29am

As much as I hate to say it, the likelihood of my seeing a manned mission to Mars in my lifetime is remote, at best. Even with a joint-nation effort, the costs and levels of logistical committment involved would be staggeringly high, and before we even dream of travelling to Mars, we need to re-establish a presence on the Moon, first (which we seem to be not at all interested in at this time).

3 Destro  Mon, Feb 25, 2013 1:52:08pm

re: #2 RadicalModerate

As much as I hate to say it, the likelihood of my seeing a manned mission to Mars in my lifetime is remote, at best. Even with a joint-nation effort, the costs and levels of logistical committment involved would be staggeringly high, and before we even dream of travelling to Mars, we need to re-establish a presence on the Moon, first (which we seem to be not at all interested in at this time).

Humans in space (barring Star Trek stuff that does not exist in science like replicators for food, inertia negators and artificial gravity, etc) is plain stupid. My cellphone has more computing power than all of NASA’s 1969 Apollo era computers. We don’t need to spend money on making space vessels filled with life support systems when we can cram that extra space with science instruments.

We should have armies of robots exploring our solar system.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Sarah Silverman’s Speech at the Democratic National Convention Sarah Silverman, a Bernie Sanders supporter, called for party unity during her speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia even going as far to tell the rambonxious "Bernie Or Bust" audience members they were "being ridiculous" for their ...
Thanos
16 minutes ago
Views: 33 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Elizabeth Warren’s 2016 Democratic National Convention SpeechElizabeth Warren's full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvia.Reflect on Twitter @ReflectVideoReflect on Facebook on.fb.me
Thanos
18 minutes ago
Views: 31 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Michelle Obama’s 2016 Democratic National Convention SpeechMichelle Obama's full speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Reflect on Twitter @ReflectVideoReflect on Facebook on.fb.me
Thanos
19 minutes ago
Views: 49 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Party of Clinton Looks Different Than in 1992 No kidding. Time moves, people and priorities change - the thing that most don't get when making these contrasts is that the modern Democrat party is the best reflection of what our country has become, and how it is ...
Thanos
1 hour ago
Views: 50 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
U.S. Tells China That Anti-Missile System Not a Threat South Korea's decision to deploy an advanced U.S. anti-missile defense system does not threaten China's security, a senior U.S. administration official said on Tuesday at the end of a visit to China by U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice. ...
Thanos
1 hour, 11 minutes ago
Views: 57 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Primaries Offer Hope in Kansas for Good Changes Independents should show up on Aug. 2 and register as Republicans — hopefully casting their ballots for the candidates listed at the end of this column. After the election, they are free to disaffiliate or change affiliation on or ...
Thanos
1 day ago
Views: 200 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 1
(2015) Assange to Snowden: Don’t Go to Latin America, Go to Russia Despite ‘Bad PR’The Guardian: Julian Assange has said he advised the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden against seeking asylum in Latin America because he could have been kidnapped and possibly killed there. The WikiLeaks editor-in-chief said he told Snowden to ignore concerns about ...
Eric The Fruit Bat
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 252 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Likes: 1
Comments: 0
: 2
Sony Is the Only Remaining Hurdle to Cross-Platform Play, Developers Say Back in March, Microsoft announced that it would allow generic cross-platform play on its Xbox Live network. The move was essentially a public challenge for Sony to similarly open up the PlayStation Network, allowing for multiplayer matches involving more ...
Thanos
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 163 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Cable Lobby Set-Top Offer: No DVR Requirement, No More Compromises The NCTA said customers won't have to pay extra for using third-party apps and boxes but left the door open for other methods of jacking up customers' prices. The cable lobby proposal would require pay-TV companies with at least ...
Thanos
1 day, 11 hours ago
Views: 187 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Wildfire Forces Evacuations Near Carmel, Burns More Than 10,000 Acres Big Sur - The Soberanes Fire is burning out of control south of Carmel and Point Lobos, forcing evacuations in Carmel Highlands and the Palo Colorado Canyon area. The wildland fire had consumed more than 10,000 acres by Sunday ...
Thanos
1 day, 15 hours ago
Views: 151 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0