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Why go to Mars?

Why go to Mars?

by Suzanne Flinkenflögel on Friday, 20th January 2017 in People

As you all know, Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. It will be the realization of an amazing dream and the stepping stone of the human race on its voyage into the universe. Being there will help answer many scientific questions about Mars. As with the Apollo Moon landings, a human mission to Mars will inspire generations to believe that all things are possible, anything can be achieved. These are just a few of the reasons we believe that humans should go to Mars. But what do you think? Why should (or shouldn't) we go to Mars?

We asked this question to people on the streets of Amsterdam. Take a look at some of the answers:

The only way humans are able to develop is by exploring outer space - Tom (Netherlands)

Tom (Netherlands) - why should we go to Mars?

 

Yes, go to Mars. It would be cool - Lucas (US)

Lucas (US) - Why should we go to Mars?

 

I don't want another planet to be destroyed or polluted by humans  - Zarah (Hong Kong)

Zarah (Hong Kong) - Why shouldn't we go to Mars?

 

We should give Earth some relief. If possible it would be very profitable for everyone - David (Netherlands)

David (Netherlands) - Why should we go to Mars?

 

Earth may run out of resources and is overpopulated - Vincent (Germany)

Vincent (Germany) - Why should we go to Mars?

 

Let's get Earth at 100%, then move onto Mars! - Josie, Jenny, Brenda & Joanne (UK)

Josie, Jenny, Brenda & Joanne (UK) - Why should we go to Mars? 

 

To investigate the possibilities of growing vegetation on Mars - Matthew (Scotland)

Matthew (Scotland) - Why should we go to Mars?

 

Already doing bad stuff on Earth, so don't go to Mars! - Boris and Louise (France)

Boris & Louise (France) - Why shouldn't we go to Mars?

 

Do it for the science! - Siman (Netherlands)

Siman (Netherlands) - Why should we go to Mars?

 

To learn more about the planet - Rodrigo, Amanda & Marlen (Brazil)

Rodrigo, Amanda & Marlen (Brazil) - Why should we go to Mars?

And why do you think humans should or shouldn't go to Mars? Let us know in the comment section!

 

This is not the only question we asked, take a look at the other questions and answers here:

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