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"Send humans to Mars is almost ridiculous": former astronauts question NASA



Bill Anders, former Apollo 8 moon module astronaut and pilot from NASA; who did the first mission orbiting the Moon, He thinks it's "stupid" and "almost ridiculous" to plan a human mission to Mars.

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live, Anders said he was a "big supporter" of unmanned space programs, "especially because they were much cheaper." He said that public support is not enough to finance a much more expensive human mission. "What's important? What drives us to go to Mars?" He said, adding: "I don't think the public is very interested."

However, your crew, Frank Borman, commander of Apollo 8, it reaches a slightly more optimistic tone.

"I am not as important as NASA like Bill," he told BBC Radio 5 Live. I am very confident that we need an exploration of our solar system and I believe that humans are part of it, "Borman added.

For now, NASA has been deployed two inventors on the surface of Marsthat is Opportunities and Curiosity, which sends signals to Earth. His latest exploration on Mars is the landing of the InSight spacecraft on November 26, designed to study the inner parts of the red planet.


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