Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mission to Mars vs Mission to Baghdad

Alternatively, you could buy roughly 200 Hubble Space Telescopes or run the current one for about 2000 more years.

Burton MacKenzie: Instead of sending HUMANS to Mars 11 times, the USA sent them on a Mission to Iraq
If the original Mars estimate was accurate, that means that instead of going to Iraq, the USA could have funded somewhere between 5 and 11 independent human missions to Mars! By "independent", I mean Mars mission programs that start from the ground up, and do not leverage each other's technology, research, or manufacturing.

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