Robert Zubrin explains why it is necessary to explore Mars Facts
Aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin is the president and founder of the Mars Society, which promotes the idea of exploration and settlement of Mars. He argues that there are three reasons why you should deal with this issue: for the sake of science, for the stimulus for the future.
Since Mars — the closest planet where life was once possible, and may be, there is now, it is important for science to figure out life as a universal characteristic of the phenomenon of the universe, or only the earth. Exploring the dry lake and river valleys on Mars, the presence of minerals and microorganisms, the scientists want to understand, are we alone in the universe.
Civilization, and some of its representatives, develops, if there is an incentive. Therefore, the program for the development of Mars can be a stimulus to the community, especially for young people who want to become scientists, researchers, discoverers. The program for the development of Mars may be a kind of investment in human capital.
Mars exploration will develop in the future of man as mnogoplanetnoe being able to travel in space. So, there will be new opportunities for the development of human civilization.