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11-22-2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by kaneone View Post
What does the budget have to do with anything?

Just doing a quick search, NASA's annual budget is about $19B. Shouldn't that be enough to get someone on Mars?
To get someone to Mars? Maybe. Getting them back to Earth alive, that might be a problem. Not to mention, if I am not mistaken, they would have to spend a long time on Mars (1 year?) until the planets realign to the shortest return path. I think we are pretty far behind in the technology required to "land a man on Mars and returning him safely to the Earth".

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