Why go to Mars? The InSight vehicle is designed to examine the Mars interior—its core and crust—to learn how the planetary formations may have been different from ours and look for evidence of seismic or other events that may explain its hellish reality today.
This report provides rough estimates for the number of personnel, annual budget, and additional funding that would be needed for a U.S. Space Force.
We should not wait for a Pearl Harbor in space to realize we need to reorganize and elevate space as a co-equal branch of the military. Just as the Air Force was worth the disruption and additional costs more than 70 years ago, a Space Force is worth the price today.
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