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Cancel All Travel Plans, Mars Is Our New Home As NASA Makes It Official

The core mission of the senate is to send men to Mars. 

Cancel All Travel Plans, Mars Is Our New Home As NASA Makes It Official
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There might be a potential chaos regarding the election and choosing the man to sit on the chair, but the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation passed a bipartisan bill stating that their core mission is to send men to Mars. We've already seen them training Macaques for the mission. 

According to the bill, NASA will be given $19.5 billion to continue working on the mission that will take our fellow men to the second smallest planet in the Solar System, and it will be as early as 2018. Yes, you read that right. They are being flooded with funds to send astronauts on private rockets to the ISS (International Space Station) from the American soil. 

Let's know more in detail.

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When will the bill get passed?

When will the bill get passed?

The bill is still to be passed as a whole, ofcourse but it includes an overall authorization level of $19.58 billion for the fiscal year 2017. While Obama was in a favor of $19 billion, it seems like the change in the authorisation committee will see a subsequent change in the fund too.

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Not just a mission, it's a challenge.

Not just a mission, it's a challenge.
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The official goal is to send crewed missions to the planet in the next 25 years. It is a sake for exploration, exploration of life there at the planet.

The funds being allocated are as follows: 

The funds being allocated are as follows: 
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- $4.5 billion on exploration

- $5 billion for space operations

- $5.4 billion for science.

This does not cancel out the plans of NASA to send men to asteroids by 2021. 

This does not cancel out the plans of NASA to send men to asteroids by 2021. 
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The mission will, however, require the space agency to send back reports regularly in order to justify the $1.4 billion cost. 

The mission will, however, require the space agency to send back reports regularly in order to justify the $1.4 billion cost. 
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This project will mark the beginning of a new era of American spaceflight. 

This project will mark the beginning of a new era of American spaceflight. 
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Let's mark the beginning of a new era to a growth as a nation and species. 

Let's mark the beginning of a new era to a growth as a nation and species. 
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All we've got to wait is for the Senate to pass the bill. 

We hope to see the sunrise on Mars. 

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