Why do people doubt that we can get to Mars and back within the President’s lifetime? He probably has a good 30 to 50 years left so why is it so implausible?
President Kennedy got us there with his inaugural speech within the decade time limit he laid down, so why can’t we get to Mars within 30 years?
It’s not so far-fetched as it seems.
To quote Bruce Willis in Armageddon…”you’re NASA for chrissakes! you have guys sitting around just thinking up this shit!” And it’s true. They’ve been thinking about this for years and, if they haven’t, I’m sure someone on this planet has. It’s on a bar napkin, the back of a place mat, on a computer….but the way to make it work is somewhere out there.
If you watch any science channel of any kind or read the science news, then you know that there are plans out there. Methods of new propulsion that can be used after the bugs are worked out. Experiments in progress right now that show so much promise that it’s scary!
C’mon people! Quit being so damned negative! This is America where anything is possible. Hell, this is LIFE where anything is possible! You just have to dream it, work at it and make it work no matter how many times you might fail at it. In the end, it WILL work.
Instead of complaining it can’t work, help make it work. Come up with an idea and make it work. Or shut up and let the rest of us make it work. Let us have the dream that it CAN work. After all, America has always been a dream in progress. Without a dream or a goal we’re no better than the animals and I like to think that we’ve progressed farther than that.
At least, I hope we have. So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get off our dead collective asses and get to Mars!