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Robert Zubrin

Opinion: NASA Has Chosen The Hard Way To Reach Mars  6
Its current Gateway and Deep Space Transport spaceship will not put humans on the red planet by 2033, but NASA can take a more direct approach.

The time has come for America to set itself a bold new goal in space. The current celebrations of 30th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing have reminded us of what we as a nation were once able to accomplish, and by so doing have put the question to us: Are we still a nation of pioneers? Do we choose to make the efforts required to continue to be the vanguard of human progress, a people of the future; or will we allow ourselves to be a people of the past, one whose accomplishments are celebrated not in newspapers, but in museums?

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