The Future of Humanity

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Where will mankind go the Earth can no longer sustain the entire population? This is the question that has been plaguing the mind of scientists ever since the exponential growth of the human population. Through decades of research and searching the stars for answer, we may have found one close to us: Mars. The Red Planet was once much like Earth, before the majority its atmosphere leaked into space. Many scientist still believe that there is water underneath the soil and new data from the current Mars Rover has backed up that belief. Unfortunately, it is looking less and less likely that Earth will be enough to support growing populations and decreasing resources. Not only is the Earth running out of nonrenewable resources, it is also becoming less livable by the day. A clear example of this is New Delhi, India. The smog is so thick that people are slowly becoming ill and dying. It is something that could be ended, but corporations show no sign of letting up the amount of pollutants they put into the air. Even without pollutants, the Earth is still suffering from exponential population growth, and a shortage of food and water, among other necessities. The population growth is so bad in some places (I.E. China) that the birth rate is higher than the death rate! That means that for every person that dies each day, 2 more take his/her place. The only feasible option is to work on fixing those problems, while also starting fresh Mars, with knowledge of humanities mistakes on Earth. Right now, one of the bigger questions Mars enthusiasts face is "How do we get there?" The answer is the new Orion space program. The first manned mission in the Orion will take place in 2020. The 25 ton spacecraft is humanities ticket to Mars, and poss... ... middle of paper ... ...Science/2014/0305/Private-manned-Mars-flyby-mission-needs-NASA-s-help-say-experts>. Kramer, Miriam. "Manned Mission to Mars By 2030s Is Really Possible, Experts Say." space. N.p., 14 Jan 2014. Web. . Kramer, Miriam. "Manned mission to Mars by 2030s is really possible, experts say." CBS News. N.p., 14 Jan 2014. Web. . Roach, Mary. "Mars One will settle men on Mars in 2023."Mars One. N.p., 31 May 2012. Web. Chambers, Chris. "Mars One Has Ethical Questions to Answer about One-way Trip to Red Planet." Guardian News and Media, 11 Dec. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. Redd, Nola T. "Sunjammer, World's Largest Solar Sail, Passes Key Test for 2015 Launch." Space, 11 Oct. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.
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