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Real Reason NASA Hasn’t Sent Humans To Mars

Real Reason NASA Hasn’t Sent Humans To Mars


– [Man] We could’ve been
on Mars 30 years ago. At the peak of the Apollo
era in the early-’70s, NASA was already planning its
next step into the unknown. Its plans included building
multiple space stations, continued trips to the Moon, and its first crude mission
to Mars by the 1980s. Can you imagine watching
astronauts walk on Mars the same time the Walkman came out? But of course, NASA never sent
humans to Mars in the ’80s. And here we are, 30 years later, still dreaming of the possibility. But the reason isn’t necessarily a matter of technology or innovation. It actually comes down to politics. As a government agency, NASA’s goals are determined
by the executive branch. Since its inception, NASA has
served under 12 presidents. And it was clear near the start that not every president
would support NASA equally. By the end of the Nixon
Administration in 1974, NASA’s budget had plummeted
from 4% of the federal budget to less than 1%. Fully funded Apollo missions
18 and 19 were abandoned, along with Apollo 20. At the same time, Nixon
pulled NASA’s focus away from the Moon and Mars and instead towards low-Earth orbit. His parting gift was to sign into effect what would eventually become
NASA’s Space Shuttle Program, but this was just the beginning. – So, what’s happened
throughout all of space history after the Apollo program was over was we had this
start-stop-start-stop-cancel. So, a president comes in,
like President Bush comes in and says we’re gonna go
to the Moon, back to Mars, and then the next president
comes in and cancels that. And the next president
sets their objective, and the next president
comes in and cancels that. The agency’s unable to
sustain consistent funding long enough to do anything. – [Man] It wasn’t until
the Space Shuttle Program was nearing its end that
a crude mission to Mars was finally considered and
funded by a US president. George W. Bush, in 2004, announced– – We will give NASA a new focus and vision for future exploration. We will build new ships
to carry man forward into the universe, to gain
a new foothold on the Moon. – [Man] As a result, NASA’s
Constellation program was born. Never heard of it? That’s because it was
canceled a few years later. It aimed to send a crude
mission to the Moon in 2020 and land the first humans
on Mars by the 2030s. By the time Obama was sworn in, the Constellation program was behind schedule and over-budget. One year later, Obama canceled 100% of the program’s funding. – All that has to change. And with the strategy I’m
outlining today, it will. – [Man] Obama shifted NASA’s focus from sending people to the Moon and Mars to ultimately just Mars. In the process, Obama asked Congress to increase NASA’s budget by $6 billion over the next five years. As a result, NASA launched
its Journey to Mars initiative in 2010, with a goal to
send humans into orbit around Mars by the early-2030s. And until recently, NASA, for
the most part, was on track. But then, this happened. – President Trump has relaunched
the National Space Council and at the council’s
inaugural meeting in October, we unanimously approved a recommendation to instruct NASA to return
American astronauts to the Moon, and from there to lay a
foundation for a mission to Mars. – [Man] Oddly enough, the space policy under Trump and Obama
look nearly identical, except for 63 words. In those 63 words, Trump’s administration has
shifted the focus once again to a Moon-first, Mars-later initiative. NASA isn’t new to this. It’s learned to recycle old
projects to fit new missions. For instance, the Orion capsule was first developed for Constellation and has since been redesigned
for a journey to Mars. But even that can’t prevent
the unavoidable changes NASA programs now face
under the new president. – As such, we’re also gonna realign the organizational structure to best meet this new exploration focus. I’ve asked Steve Jurczyk, the current head of Space Technology Mission Directorate, to lead an effort to design a
new organizational approach. – [Man] As NASA pushes on, a new possibility has
grown on the horizon. Privately-owned space
companies like SpaceX have also set their
sights on the Red Planet. – The scientists and
engineers at NASA are amazing and they’ve done extraordinary things, but there’s still a risk
aversion that doesn’t allow us to do things that are new
and novel and on the edge. It’s these entrepreneurs
willing to take risks and put everything on the line. – [Man] The race for Mars is on. While NASA has closely
partnered with SpaceX and other privately-owned space
companies in recent years, ultimately it might not be NASA who writes the next chapter
in human space exploration.

Comments (100)

  1. Nixon was a turd!! We don't need a bungling dickhead in office.. Hence his real name!!!

  2. There is already a space program that has to do with mars the moon and venus. This shit is all lies.

  3. imagine a world without division and war, where everyone lived together harmoniously. we'd be terraforming mars by now

  4. Elon musk “2018…I mean 2020….I actually said 2022…wait no….2024….wait 2029…wait I am I still popular?”

  5. You know we haven't gone to Mars because NASA said so? LOL please. Things you find in space are not listed on a Bible. people can handle the truth. They are too fragile in the head

  6. NASA should NEVER be controlled by the governments

  7. Many people now doubt NASA could leave Earth. Let’s all push it off Earth & see the result. Mars is safe from Invasion.

  8. WTFH?! did anyone else notice at 1:41 that guy says BACK to Mars!! WTFH!! BACK to Mars??!!

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  10. I suspect NASA can send Astronauts to Mars but cannot be sure to get them back

  11. i thought it was up to tax payers to decide how are money is spent through government? not politicians they work for us?if want to go mars that should be up to us not them!

  12. Solar warden… Enough said… We have been there for a long long time

  13. I'm sure Radiation has nothing to do with it. Lmao. I love stupid people, you are hilarious.

  14. So many factual errors in this video. You should really have a real expert fact-check your scripts.

  15. Going to Mars is a waste of time,money and knowledge, the earth is the last Planet for humans to live, if we cannot manage the Earth then we cannot manage mars either, let make the Earth comfortable for human to live happily, going green is the solution for Earth. downfall of this Earth is the downfall for humans, we cannot depend on Artificial man made things, nature depend on Nature forever lasting free air,food, clothes, and shelters, we made this Earth uncomfortable to live let correct it and we all live forever.

  16. I find it all to much to believe that we can send humans to mars when we have only been to the moon once, if it ever did happen which i doubt it did.

    As for all this political crap its just a cover to hide that we cannot go to mars let alone the moon.
    They can spend a fortune on that space station but cannot all agree to go to the moon or mars…just how gullible do they think we are.

  17. We can't go back to moon because NASA is waiting for Santa Claus's reindeer to return to earth … OOPS , they destroyed the names of the reindeer so they won't be able to go !!!!

  18. Scientists the Government ..are all controlled..his name is Jesus..he is Almighty! He. Created The heavens The moon and stars! He Gave. Man. The. Earth and they corrupted it 😠they. Abused it..they offended this planet with their sins and corruption.😠 And made it a living hell. Why does he want corruption on his other planets. There is life on others planets .but they have love they get along.you godless scientists
    Which most are Atheist have to tamper with everything. God created! Why don't you figure out what's going on in Hell😠🔥🔥🔥

  19. It is so obvious these. In here do not believe in the creator when the moon lines up with the stars
    That's the sign of the return of God 🙌!

  20. IT IS VERY FUNNY HOW THESE BUTTHEADED PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A MISSION TO MARS……………………WHEN NASA NEVER MADE IT TO THE MOON LET ALONE GET BY THE VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT. NO WAY HAS AMERICA MADE IT TO THE MOON WITH OUT OF DATE AND PRIMITIVE I DREAM OF JEANNIE TECHNOLOGY.

  21. Nasa is scared of alien's

  22. I answer your thumbnail ques.nasa doesn't send humans to mars.because suppose they do like this.that people ruin mars also..and also they are taking mars for them own purpose

  23. The budget debacle is a ruse, there was no moon landing.
    Radiation, Van Allen belt is a barrier placed for any who dare to cross.
    There will never ever be a moon landing
    according to video by a nasa engineer, he didn't say it, just said the radiation will fry a human.

  24. Who asked to go mars? I surely didnt..!

  25. Because NASA is more concerned about their budget shrinking, than actually accomplishing anything.

  26. Imagine we are just starting space exploration, we aren't even at 1% of what we wanna do and we are trapping ourselves on earths because of space debris… We are really fucked up

  27. Btw why tf would you be interested in the moon.. i mean Mars would be so much more interesting, it had liquid water, a gravity field, maybe life forms.. the moon not so much let's say..

  28. You don't go anywhere……… it's time to pray if you still have a soul

  29. Maybe nasa hate mars

  30. I’m going to Mars I’m excited I’m famous!!!!!!!

  31. We have to be safe those are lies leaving the planet having like a 90% chance of dying! By 2030 you’ll see me up there.

  32. Imagine the money spent on technology thats obsolete by the time they use it.

  33. We have nothing to do, Government bought and funds NASA

  34. Modi will send manned mission to MARS…😎😎😎

  35. money and politics has nothing to do with it. the military industrial complex has had a base there since the 80's and also one the moon. this is why they stopped the Apollo program. I seriously doubt if we will ever return to the moon and never have manned missions to Mars. The only way I see it happening is if a foreign govt or a private industry does it and even then I think the spacecraft won't make it do to an, "accident" or some kind of malfunction that prevents a launch.

  36. My point is, do we really need to send humans in space when machines can do absolutely everything that a human can on other planet?

  37. Who care about space exploration,
    we have nuclear ICBMs

  38. Video proof the fake landing on Mars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlNPFCD7820

    Here the original source from NASA
    https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16239
    https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16174

    Just save the photo and zoom it.

  39. They should actually send men to the moon first.

  40. N…never
    A…a
    S…straight
    A…answer
    B.s. b.s.
    Never walked on the moon never been there either…
    LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES

  41. LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES LIES

  42. What if we jump on Venus ???!!! I want answer by a video

  43. Mars is occupied by ET they are inside on bases of course.

  44. Jeff Bezos instead of wasting billion dollars on blue origin he could help spacex or NASA to send humans to mars

  45. Send Trump to Mars, one way.

  46. NASA even contracts out companies likeSpaceX, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada Corporation to make rockets and deliver cargo. It’s cheaper that way.

  47. This is the real reason. usa search weapons in the mars many year ago some one hided. they need to find that and what they used technology. that's why usa need to spend lot of mony for discover the mars.

  48. I didn’t know of this, thought we just looking to do 2020, NASA and space X partnered? Just heard, I thought space X was just helping without that, was going to say hope space X beat NASA to mars

  49. Trump's next initiative is to build a fence over USA to prevent Aliens from entering and also Asteroids.. He's going to make the Aliens pay for it

  50. You were on the right track when you began by talking about NASA’s budget — it went from 4.8% of the overall federal budget to 1%. Its less than that now. The feds now have massive welfare/entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, housing assistance and dozens of others when before it didn’t. ($2.5 trillion is spent annually on the first 3 alone.)

    Sorry, no money for space exploration, we have to keep retards fed, housed and healthy.

  51. Easy answer Nasa's budget is too low, politics are the problem

  52. Nasa are liars. Noone and I mean no one can go through GOD'S firmament. End of story. Devil agenda . Wake up. Jesus is coming again and we must stand up for our beliefs and the Bible now.

  53. Stupid Lemmings: Humans can't live on Mars. The list of health issues is exhaustive. Its IMPOSSIBLE. Human body is designed for earth's gravity and environment. Mars can NEVER provide what is necessary.
    Exporting oxygen etc doesn't eliminate how the BODY will deteriorate in low gravity. It isn't happening. GROW UP. Anyone who talks "Living on Mars" is either a SCAMMER or LIAR or so IGNORANT their IQ is so minuscule it can't be measured.

  54. The sun is an killer mars had life but the sun sent solar flares and broke mars atmosphere and life with it are earth has arevown defense system that’s why we are alive

  55. Just tell them there is oil on mars

  56. We haven't even left Earth yet look up operation fish bowl

  57. AI isnt quite ready yet. No human can physically make it to mars….so therefore to colonize Mars, we will have to create and train Artificial Intelligence being to learn the thrive in Mars environment and to know how to raise a human child in order to spread the species officially making Humans a multi planet species.

  58. Meanwhile Titan-Excuse me…uh….excuse me!Hello?I have methane and water you guys….

  59. Now there is a human on the mars.

  60. We need a backup planet once earth Dies 😭😂

  61. We ISRO are the best we can do this all in low budget and accurately! ..hope NASA and ISRO work together!

  62. Nasa start project then few years later for to be cancelled, again and again that tells us it's design to slow humanity with fall sense of moving forward. After sending men to the moon 9n a rocket and miraculously bringing them back again, i got shocked to see them so gutted. The shame to do the same again with Mars 60 years later. Having master gravity control in 1954. Who's doing this to us? Please someone explain what the biggest cover up in history means,they should be hung for crime against humanity.

  63. Because first of all they cant even land on the moon

  64. 4 more years for Trump. And then ISRO ahead of NASA

  65. Put in a Space funding in place. Saying that every capable person donate one dollar. That includes all countries. They can donate more or not to donate. That is their choice. No one is obligated.

  66. That’s why NASA is funding SpaceX because money hungry government can’t do shit to SpaceX

  67. Elon Musk is our only hope with Space X

  68. the same reason humans dont live in the Atacama desert in Chile…why the [email protected]#$% would we??…..just ask yourself…why would we spend all that money to send people to a planet that has nothing..not even oxygen?? they are just taking your money

  69. To bring back to Earth knowledge and opportunities? Sounds as if there’s Corperate Businesses up there.. Utilization?? So it ain’t good enough to let them know we’ve been there but the plan is to colonize the moon and other planets? Sounds about right up our alley. Such a dummy not realizing this would happen.

  70. +We have been Cosmically Quarantined! Who in hell would want human immigrants?

  71. You can't tell me that the government that reverse engineerd a IF I absent went to mars, I know they have, the truth is there was nuclear war on mars I know the the science to it ithe survivors came to earth. There are two creation stories one is earth the other is mars. Don't believe me check it .

  72. 1969: We send men to the moon
    2019: Tekeshi 69

  73. I’m so confused as to why it’s necessary to have the government involved other than funding….

  74. NASA hasn't even sent any man or woman beyond the Earth's Orbit …… Get a grip people!!!

  75. my dream is to go to mars, if i don’t go to mars before i die, i will haunt everyone 😂

    just kidding! but maybe 😡

  76. it makes me so mad that humanity is too focused on politics and short term conflicts that won't matter in the long term over exploring space and actually DOING things like sending people to mars.

  77. Since when human can survive mars lol. I know, watching too much movies hahaha. No science or what ever so called sciencetific can predict mars use to be loke earth. Like i said too much movies

  78. Lol we just can't do it all out

  79. I don't know why… I just wish NASA's and SpaceX's plan to send humans to Mars fail so that we start concentrating on preserving and protecting Earth, its still so beautiful
    You may call me devil etc etc etc
    But i just wish Mission To mars just fails

    Edit: I haven't seen the video
    I just expressed myself

  80. This is why you want to have a private space company.

  81. Why haven't we already sent humans to mars? Because we can't get them back to earth.

  82. Really guys, politics is harmful for innovation, exploration, new discoveries…. It's a huge obstacle in front of inventions.

  83. My Reply to this Video's thumbnail Caption –

    Because Humans still don't know how to live on earth !!

    NASA from U.S.A and other countries can never touch the red soil of Mars !!

    Never !!

    Because they are all are Humans !!

    Around the Mars , there is field that is Humanofobic !!!
    It repel Humans !!!

  84. Because there is already statistical data streamed in. It's current, compared to , expected, potential for abberattion. Etc. They probably can forsee its importance and assess if – and how much.
    .NASA realizes this like DarthVader had (ie Alderan)
    'Let's just blow that fucker up (MARS) . it's in the way and we know what its gonna do at its apex. ' or maybe the opposite. But go back for the dog before you blow it up

  85. Its the bullshit buget of the milatary.

  86. They have and we have been there since 1983…fact!

  87. Thank God for Elon Musk if NASA isn't going to do it then Elon Musk will

  88. What i know is in 2025 NASA will send human to mars

  89. Politics is destroying NASA

  90. So the one this we know is that we not going anywhere and Yall gonna have to come to terms with it, not enough support and consistency in the flawed system, so we must rely on private companies who will be forced to go through yet more BS and politics and inconsistency, which means we gonna be grounded and the human race will not end up anywhere but right here on this beautiful planet thats being destroyed

  91. We're doomed, when can these assholes stop changing the plan were literally killing earth and we have almost no plan b in our pockets

  92. The reason NASA hasn't sent a human to Mar because Jesus is not there.

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