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Will NASA Ever Send Humans to Mars?

By Keith Cowing
April 7, 2015
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Will NASA Ever Send Humans to Mars?

Kicking The Can Down the Road to Mars, SpaceRef
“I just listened to 45 minutes of NASA presentations at the NASA Advisory Committee’s Human Exploration and Operations Committee Meeting. The topic: radiation risks during a human mission to Mars. I have seen this movie before. I was not exactly sure who was talking since no one ever bothers to give their names such that people listening on telephone/Webex know who’s who. The topic was radiation and a human mission to Mars. Let me preface all of this by noting that I organized peer reviews and advisory panel for NASA’s life science division back in the 80 and 90s. I have been listening to this discussion at various levels of technical jargon for 30 years. What I heard today could have easily been said 20 years ago – and often was. It does not matter now who the NASA speaker is or was.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.