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Unformatted text preview: ich lunar exploration activities are designed and implemented with strong consideration to their future contribution to exploration beyond the Moon.16 It directed that plans for a lunar outpost should not require its continuous occupation and that NASA should use commercial services for its lunar outpost activities “to the maximum extent practicable.” 17 Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 136 Mercury Politics ***Links – Mars Mission Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 137 Mercury Politics Mars – One Way Mission – Unpopular One way mission is a political disaster Flatow, NPR host & Krauss, Arizona State University School of Earth and Space Exploration Department of Physics professor, 9 [Ira & Dr. Lawrence, 9-11-9, National Public Radio (NPR), SHOW: Talk of the Nation: Science Friday 3:00 PM EST NPR, “Traveling To Mars On A One-Way Ticket”, Lexis] FLATOW: Thanks for calling. And, of course, as you say, it is - it's such a political football to suggest that we're going to send people on a one-way trip, that no prospect of NASA funding something like this. Dr. KRAUSS: Well, I think it's unlikely. I mean, someone was pointing out to me, you remember when John Kennedy said, you know, our mission is to send men to the moon and bring them back safely again, and the mission isn't over until they're back on Earth. And I think - and that mentality, I think, persists. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 138 Mercury Politics Mars Mission – Human – Unpopular – Public Only 27% of Americans support personned Mars mission. Rasmussen Reports, 1/15/10 (Biggest public opinion poll conductor in the United States, “50% Favor Cutting Back on Space Exploration”, n_space_exploration, accessed 6/27/11) EK Only 27% of Americans believe the current goals of the space program should include sending someone to Mars. Fifty percent (50%) oppose such a mission, with 24% undecided. The findings on this question are unchanged from last July. Gonzaga Debate Institute 2011 139 Mercury Politics Mars Mission – Human – Unpopular – Women Women strongly oppose human missions to Mars Rasmussen Reports, 7/21/2009 (Biggest public opinion poll conductor in the United States, “51% Oppose U.S. Manned Mission to Mars”, ssion_to_mars, accessed 6/27/11) EK Buzz Aldrin, one of the three U.S. astronauts who first walked on the moon in 1969, says America’s next goal should be sending a manned mission to Mars, but just 29% of Americans agree. Fifty-one percent (51%) of adults are opposed to sending someone to Mars as one of the current goals of the U.S. space program, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Twenty-one percent (21%) are not sure. Women strongly oppose sending a manned mission to Mars while men are almost evenly divided . Gonzaga Debat...
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