Brazos Trails-Why are we going to Mars???
With so many problems here on Earth I wonder why we are spending so much
money trying to see what Mars looks like or is made of..
Now if we could send all the bad people there, it might make sense to me.
I was against going into space in the first place, but I believe there has
been some major advances we have discovered by doing so.
Putting a man on the moon I guess had to be done, just to show our enemies
we are still the leader. So we won a technical and a political victory.
Back here on Earth Space X is showing the world that a private company can
do something just as good or better than the government. And a lot cheaper.
Whether we agree that we should be in space or not, we do agree it is good
business for us here in Central Texas. Between Space X and the L3 call
center they plan to employ to 6,000. Can you believe the population of
McGregor is only 5,000.
Here’s a letter from a good reader about the Mars gamble.
In light of the recent Mars rover news, I wanted to highlight the hard work
of a Waco native and Lockheed Martin employee, Maya Cooper,
Cooper is a scientist serving on NASA’s Advanced Food Technology Project at
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. In this role, she is exploring
options for the astronaut menu for a potential Mars mission, says Lindsay
Wilson, Communications & Public Affairs for Lockheed Martin IS&GS.
You can say her meals are out of this world. And now, sports fans, It takes
six months to get to Mars from California. How is Ms. Cooper going to pack
her meals so they won’t be spoiled in the six months it takes to get to
She doesn’t expect to get there before 2030, so I guess most of us won’t
have to worry about these problems.
Here are some articles in which Maya has been featured if you want to look
Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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