Lauritz Von Guildhausen
July 16, 2017
NASA has admitted it does not have the budget required to put a human on Mars; puts faith in commercial space companies to get us there.
Ever since the Apollo program was cut due to budgetary constraints, NASA has been a shadow of its former self. In the conflict between welfare and the progression of all mankind, the gibs won out, and so things like space travel has been deemed less important than food stamps for Shaniqua’s nine kids. No moon visits, no plans for further development of mankind, just stagnation.
And no amount of magic Negro mathematicians is going to change that fact
It was therefore refreshing when Mike “electro-shock for men who like cock” Pence announced that The United States will put American boots on the face of Mars last week.
To underline the seriousness of this commitment, Trump issued an executive order to revive the National Space Council, whose job it is to keep Space on the White House agenda.
Unfortunately, it’s going to take more than that to get boots on Mars. We’re of course talking about money, cash, dollaridoos, and so far, NASA hasn’t seen much of it. In a statement issued on July 13, NASA’s chief of human spaceflight, William Gerstenmeyer, announced that the agency can’t achieve the Mars goal on its current budget.
I can’t put a date on humans on Mars, and the reason really is the other piece is, at the budget levels we described, this roughly 2 percent increase, we don’t have the surface systems available for Mars (…) Essentially, the SLS rocket and Orion craft have cost the agency a lot. As a result, NASA hasn’t even been able to begin designing vehicles to land on Mars or ascend from the surface.
In lieu of budgetary increases, NASA puts its faith in commercial actors to provide the technology to get humanity where it needs to go:
This month Elon Musk announced we might be getting an update about the SpaceX Mars mission in September at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Australia. For now, though, SpaceX has set a deadline of 2018 for an unmanned Mars mission and 2025 for a manned mission. Both Boeing and Blue Origin are also planning to put humans on Mars. It may turn out that the “we” in Vice President Pence’s remarks about putting American boots on Mars is the larger American “we,” and not the government or NASA.
We all know the real reason why the government can’t make it to Mars though.