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    (sorry dunno where to put this so put it here since i thought the tech thread was for computer problems and shiz)

    So who will be first on Mars? Will it be an International mission?

    It might be China or India or any other country but I doubt it will be the EU or the US.

    Bear in mind this is probably by around 2030ish (guess).


    The US under Obama stopped funding a planned manned mission to Mars on the basis that it is not cost-effective and the money could be spent on health reforms and war etc.


    Just want to know what you people think

    [Also to extend the question, what about a colony/base on the Moon or Mars?]
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    I'm gonna put myself out there and say Burkina Faso. Just a hunch.
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    China could bond with India and they could form a people pyramid.
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    Probably will be a joint mission with the esa/nasa/rfsa and on the other side the chinese and indians seperately trying to reach it themselves.
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      Swaziland.
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      I still think that the US will, at the very least, play a major role. NASA has so much expertise.
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      (Original post by sandys1000)
      I still think that the US will, at the very least, play a major role. NASA has so much expertise.

      I agree
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      ESA NASA collaboration.
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      UAC.
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      (Original post by Chengis)
      (sorry dunno where to put this so put it here since i thought the tech thread was for computer problems and shiz)

      So who will be first on Mars? Will it be an International mission?

      It might be China or India or any other country but I doubt it will be the EU or the US.

      Bear in mind this is probably by around 2030ish (guess).


      The US under Obama stopped funding a planned manned mission to Mars on the basis that it is not cost-effective and the money could be spent on health reforms and war etc.

      Just want to know what you people think

      [Also to extend the question, what about a colony/base on the Moon or Mars?]
      Love the juxtaposition there :rofl:
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      The great peoples' republic of China

      or the Future Combined and strengthened Soviet Russia
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      (Original post by sandys1000)
      I still think that the US will, at the very least, play a major role. NASA has so much expertise.
      It won't make it, because it lacks the funding. They've scrapped plans to go to the Moon by 2020, so I really doubt they'll be the first to make it to Mars.

      It could be Russia, because they have loads of experience during the Space Race, and I bet they'll want to be the first on Mars. But I wouldn't rule out the Chinese either - money's no object as far as they're concerned.

      I somehow don't think it will be a joint mission - there's just too much competition and rivalry at stake, so it is going to be an Asian country. America could try, but they'll probably have to settle for a film set in rural Nevada.
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      india/china
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      (Original post by swahmad)
      UAC.
      :awesome:

      Anyway, going to Mars with a manned mission is considerably more complex than going to the Moon or LEO. Interplanetary radiation exposure, a freezing cold environment with the potential for huge spontaneous storms, and limited access to vital resources. It would also be extremely expensive, far too expensive for any one country to reasonably stump up the whole price, even the United States, or in 20 years China.

      My bet it will either be an alliance of corporations looking to exploit Martian minerals, or an intergovernmental mission including NASA, the ESA, ISRO, RKA, CSA and many others.

      Also, Obama didn't cancel the aim of going to Mars, in fact NASA now has more funding (slightly more anyway) and is tasked with getting humans out of low earth orbit rather than just shuttling humans between the Earth and the ISS. Obama cancelled the Constellation program because it was so expensive and offered extremely minimal returns, but NASA is now working on a substitute system and has been directed to contract out ISS service missions to private corporations. The first spacecraft - Dragon, owned by SpaceX - launched successfully on a dummy run earlier this month for a fraction of the price of a normal Soyuz or Shuttle launch.
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        Most space missions are international nowadays so it will not be just one country. Anyway, landing on Mars and exploring space are two different things. We can never explore space if we are not united as a planet, so it will take decades to succeed in this.
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        (Original post by Chengis)
        (sorry dunno where to put this so put it here since i thought the tech thread was for computer problems and shiz)

        So who will be first on Mars? Will it be an International mission?

        It might be China or India or any other country but I doubt it will be the EU or the US.

        Bear in mind this is probably by around 2030ish (guess).


        The US under Obama stopped funding a planned manned mission to Mars on the basis that it is not cost-effective and the money could be spent on health reforms and war etc.


        Just want to know what you people think

        [Also to extend the question, what about a colony/base on the Moon or Mars?]
        No need for that.I have been there already.Human incapacity is beyond me(avatar pic)
        Al right coming back to topic:
        You sure (bold font) ?
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        India, using the aid money they get from Britain.

        So technically, Britain
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        Tesco
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        (Original post by Seasick Steve)
        It won't make it, because it lacks the funding. They've scrapped plans to go to the Moon by 2020, so I really doubt they'll be the first to make it to Mars.

        It could be Russia, because they have loads of experience during the Space Race, and I bet they'll want to be the first on Mars. But I wouldn't rule out the Chinese either - money's no object as far as they're concerned.

        I somehow don't think it will be a joint mission - there's just too much competition and rivalry at stake, so it is going to be an Asian country. America could try, but they'll probably have to settle for a film set in rural Nevada.
        The situation could change in the future, and it could receive additional funding. I just don't see Russia doing it. The Soyuz might be great, but I'm not convinced they have the technical ability any more.
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        I think Tesco might be the first company there. They're gonna start with a Tesco Express shop, once there is enough demand, they will move on to Tesco Extra stores.
       
       
       
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