Mars - Adam Pescatore Wiens English 134 March 3, 2011 Mars....

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Adam Pescatore Wiens English 134 March 3, 2011 Mars. Let’s Go There. When the first colonists came to America, they were taking a great risk. The journey was extremely perilous, and the destination was alien to the pilgrims. They faced many difficulties at first, but surely enough, their human innovation lead to a thriving civilization rich with new culture and diversity integrated from all over the world. One small pilgrimage to a new land attracted people from all over the world to come and take part in a cultural extravaganza of new ideas and freedoms. Expansion always leads to discovery, freedom of ideas, and economic gain. There are countless frontiers in our history where people left their homes and settled elsewhere. This is how cultures are born. This is how new ideas are thought. In all frontiers, when people are placed in a new environment, there becomes a necessity for intuition and free expression in order for survival. On Mars, people will be far enough away from the rest of the world to work and develop independently. It will be a scientific utopia. It will most certainly bring about new ideas that could benefit the colonists, and also the rest of the world. Perhaps a Martian colonist will see a need for an invention to solve an immediate problem on Mars, and this invention, or idea becomes beneficial information or technology that can be shared with the rest of the world. This is what happened during the industrial revolution, and it can happen again. The benefits of such a frontier are undeniable, but some people are not in accordance with a settlement on Mars. To some, Mars is intimidating, or an unreasonable objective. Others believe that government money is better spent elsewhere, and that there are no immediate benefits from a colony on
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another planet. Here I will address these barriers, and by the end of the paper, a journey to Mars and further settlement should sound like an attainable goal that is necessary for human survival. Mars does seem intimidating because it is so far away, but with current technology and a
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