DailyDirt: A Mars Mission By 2018?!

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Space exploration is gradually becoming cheaper and more reliable. Reusable rockets haven't proven to be economical yet, but presumably, they will be. Robot missions that roll around on the surface of other worlds have been shown to be very effective, if a bit slow, and bigger and better robots are probably going to be sent to more and more objects in space. However, people are still dreaming of colonizing the moon or Mars -- and it looks like there has been some progress to be able to do so. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.
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Filed Under: astronauts, deep space, fungi, iss, manned missions, mars, orion, red dragon, space, space exploration, spacecraft
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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 27 Apr 2016 @ 6:52pm

    Re: Why?

    If you follow Elon Musk's logic.. it's because human civilization needs a "backup planet" to live on.

    But for Science, I agree -- no need to send people when robots are cheaper and disposable.

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