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Next stop: Mars?

5 February 2013 No Comment

A project in the Netherlands called Mars One is gearing up for long-term space travel to Mars.  This one-way trip to the Red Planet is proposed for 2023, and the preparations  are going to be turned into a reality television show.
The project has a budget of $6-billion. Yet compared to other space programs, that’s not a lot, which is why some experts question the viability of the project.
“The cost of $6 billion is completely ridiculous. In 2009 dollars, the Apollo program to land humans on the Moon was estimated to have cost about…

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