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The realities of sending man to Mars

The realities of sending man to Mars

(1:59) Mars is not the moon only a bit further away. Canadian astronaut Julie Payette explains the realities of sending human beings to Mars.

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Guest: guest who (1907 days ago)
Still asking myself, why bother sending humans to other planets. Maybe, to say it in the words of Jodie Foster, they should send poets. But sciencewise it makes no sense.
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Still asking myself, why bother sending humans to other planets. Maybe, to say it in the words of Jodie Foster, they should send poets. But sciencewise it makes no sense.
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Latest comment: Why bother? Other than the obvious... because it is next?...well... our species will eventually over run the space of this planet and will die out (basic Malthusian Theory {yes, I know there are problems with the theory})... unless we can expand to other territory.
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Latest comment: Why bother? Other than the obvious... because it is next?...well... our species will eventually over run the space of this planet and will die out (basic Malthusian Theory {yes, I know there are problems with the theory})... unless we can expand to other territory.
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cengland0 cengland0 (1905 days ago)
Because there are still religious people out there that actually do not believe in evolution and that everything has a creator. Going to other planets and finding the building blocks of life might give the scientists a chance of once-and-for-all proving that it's easier to create life randomly than those religious people believe. To understand how many planets out there we could potentially communicate with, you need to understand the drake equation and part of that requires us knowing how many planets have life on them. If we take two planets in our own solar system and find life on those two, that makes the equation have a higher probability of finding other life in the universe -- outside of our own system.
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Because there are still religious people out there that actually do not believe in evolution and that everything has a creator. Going to other planets and finding the building blocks of life might give the scientists a chance of once-and-for-all proving that it's easier to create life randomly than those religious people believe. To understand how many planets out there we could potentially communicate with, you need to understand the drake equation and part of that requires us knowing how many planets have life on them. If we take two planets in our own solar system and find life on those two, that makes the equation have a higher probability of finding other life in the universe -- outside of our own system.
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Guest: guest who (1902 days ago)
Yeah, I agree pretty much. But a robot can do that as good/better than a poor human.
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Yeah, I agree pretty much. But a robot can do that as good/better than a poor human.
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