Will We Be on Mars in Twenty Years?

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Well, as a vegan, I...
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"But what do I know?"

Exactly, Paul.
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its happening now!

http://mars-one.com/en/
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Unless the Mars rover discovers Unobtainiom just beneath the surface, I doubt we'll be going there in person anytime soon.
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STAY TUNED FOR PAUL'S NEXT COLUMN, "WILL I EAT A SANDWICH LATER?"
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We pretty much have the technology to do it already. The problem is political will. There is none and none in sight. I've heard mention that a competition will arise with the Chinese when they try to go to Mars but I just don't think that will happen. We haven't been trying to keep up with China for decades, there's no Chinese Cold War, we just don't give a shit.
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I'm fascinated and excited about space exploration, but when it's a matter of a finite amount of money, brains, and time -- and that's what it is -- how about we figure out Earth first?