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NASA admits they’re too broke to go to Mars

NASA has a bold plan to reach Mars by 2030, but that doesn’t mean it’ll actually land on the red planet. In fact, it looks like the space agency is finally ready to admit that, at current costs for such operations, it doesn’t have the money to land humans on Mars and then bring them back. Revisiting the Moon is a different business. “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,” NASA’s William H. Gerstenmaier said on Wednesday during a propulsion meeting at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics. “And that entry, descent and landing is a huge ...