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Post time 2008-5-26 10:34:40 |Display all floors
The American people are to be congratulated, on their scientific achievement of landing another spacecraft (this time using rockets in a controlled landing) on Mars.  It truly is quite impressive technically.

The challenge remains for China to take it that step further - to make space travel affordable and a profitable venture.

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Post time 2008-5-26 11:02:48 |Display all floors
Yes congratulations to the American space scientists for this break-through achievement . The bottom line is still this :  what are we doing on Mars ?  If there is " life " there as we know it , we will destroy it as surely as we have done to life here on earth . The money should have been allocated to improving the health of this planet instead of finding another one to exploit and destroy .  Don't we ever learn ??

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Post time 2008-5-26 11:06:55 |Display all floors

It is the Dream of the Human Race

Space travel is another step towards Godhood.  Man should never give that up.  Those who can afford the 0.1% of GDP and have the technical knowhow, should definitely do it.  

Whether the money is well spent is a national question, and certainly should be debated.

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Post time 2008-5-26 11:17:22 |Display all floors
Knowledge of whether life exists on other planets is worth it, in my opinion.

Technologies derived from the space program have improved life on earth, so for that reason alone it is worth the cost. But imagine the implications it could have for our planet, if the question of non-terrestrial life was finally answered. Though I believe it is more than very probable, there are many on earth who won't believe it till they see it (even then some will say it is some kind of conspiracy ).

The effect it might have on religion, governments, and individals could usher in a new age for mankind.

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Post time 2008-5-26 12:18:23 |Display all floors
It is a fallacy to think that space travel and exploration of the heavenly bodies are the logical ways to advance our scientific and technological frontier .  Most of the space related advances are used for more efficient  warmongering and killing on earth .  No nation can ever justify this wastage of money in catering to the " boys with toys " in this way . Earth bound problems like medical care , education and welfare must come first .

I cannot imagine that ( heaven forbids ) if life were to be found out there , that this same destructive tribe would not go there and extinguish it in quick time .  Nah ,  I hope Mars would hide its treasures if it has any sense .

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Post time 2008-5-26 12:26:13 |Display all floors

Its very rar ...

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Post time 2008-5-26 12:41:38 |Display all floors
A country which spends billions on war and space exploration, yet throws the elderly who cannot afford hospital treatment into the streets, like human waste, isn't a country to be admired nor copied.

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