Some discussed that preparing to set off for journeys to Mars may not be such a good idea. Last month, Barack Obama introduced the idea of a partnership meant to include the private sector and the government to follow a precise purpose. The intention was that by the year 2030, people would set off for Mars and they would get back to Earth in complete safety. The bigger plan was for us to establish on the Red Planet and inhabit it for a longer period.
- The idea of setting off in journeys to Mars is meant to feed our need to conquer new territory.
- Before doing this, we need to invest in solving more significant problems, like climate change.
Obama argued that the space program implemented by NASA represents the way in which Americans are, bringing innovation and creativity, but also feeding the urge to explore and their curiosity. The space program seemed to be very challenging, pushing the boundaries and helping everyone surpass their fears, reaching places nobody ever reached to before.
Everybody believes that the idea of traveling to Mars will broaden our knowledge about space and its mysteries, revealing a lot of curiosities for us. We are all aware that a step on Mars will also represent a step towards evolution, changing our view of cosmos, developing our sense for open-mindedness. The question which concerns everyone is whether journeys to Mars will be worth it. Does this deserve the effort and the financial resources needed for such an experiment?
Some believe that this could probably be unnecessary, thinking that those funds can be used to develop something more useful instead of setting off for a space odyssey. Obama’s basic idea is that we, humans, preserve our sense of overpopulation and expansion, wishing to reach new places. Curiosity sometimes takes the lead, and we are always eager to abandon a territory for a new one, having high expectations.
This only represents the cornerstone of our most human characters. These ideas are innate. Another striking point in Obama’s speech is the thought of doing this before anybody else, referring somehow to the idea that Americans were always one step further. Americans are known to be one of the leader populations in the world. That is why they need to do it first.
This idea of engaging in journeys to Mars may also distract us from solving bigger problems than conquering new territories. We first need to deal with more crucial issues like climate change. Probably, the first investments need to be made in this respect. First, we need to save our planet before dreaming of conquering a new one.
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