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Why we shouldn't go to Mars

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Mr. Neikam

on 16 January 2014

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Transcript of Why we shouldn't go to Mars

The possibility of a malfunction is too great. Apollo 13 got... well, lucky. But if an accident of that magnitude occurred on the ship, it would mean certain death.
Possible Equipment Failure
Should We Send Humans To Mars?
Survival issues
The atmosphere on Mars does not protect the surface from the Sun's radiation nor retains the heat from the surface.

This team says no to the idea, but the question is...
Issues
This might leave NASA bankrupt
Costs 1.7 BILLION dollars to make a space shuttle, Plus it could potentially lead to G
overnment Shutdown 3
Mars is in constant chaos due to sandstorms, volcanoes, and other violent weather, creating a inhabitable surface.
2% of water was found in Mars dust, but can 2% support a living, breathing civilization?
Financial
Mars Geography
Mars is covered in a
small, red, dust
that is extremely messy and has obscure rocks and mountain formations. It does have an atmosphere, although there isn't any oxygen or liquid water, rendering it lifeless.
HAS THE RACE TO MARS ALREADY BEGUN?
India has already sent a rocket to Mars, so will the U.S. send one, too? Unlikely. England gave India 280,000,000 Euros of money. Can the USA rack up that much cash especially with the feuding Republicans and Democrats?
On Mars, there are giant dust storms that can last for a month or more.
Dust Storms
96% Carbon Dioxide levels and almost no Oxygen levels.
Zero Gravity
Due to the lack of gravity and the time astronauts will spend in space, their bones would grow weak if not prevented. A 'small step for man, a giant leap for mankind' might result in a not-so-small broken bone.
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