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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. Video proof the fake landing on Mars

    Here the original source from NASA

    Just save the photo and zoom it.

  4. N…never
    B.s. b.s.
    Never walked on the moon never been there either…

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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 .

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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

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

  23. 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 !!!

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. Климат надо на Марсе востоновит потом летать для климыта я думаю можно на Марсе взорвать вадародную бомбу чтобы климыт изминился

  28. Trump needs to go or be homeless something 🤦🏾‍♀️😡every last president that has been controlling the scientists

  29. I don't give a shit what your political beliefs are. The fact that Obama canceled the Constellation program's funding automatically makes him worse than Super Musolinihitlerpolpotsaddam.

  30. But it's so simple….no one but Americans have the brains to reach mars….and after all, Americans have all those PESKY presidents to deal with!!!

  31. Like can you imagine this, we are struggling so much to land in a tiny chunk of space, and theres all the other universe out there to explore

  32. If it takes us that much time and money to visit a planet that is located right next to earth we will never visit much farther planets let alone solar systems

  33. Do any of you realize we're all being scammed here by the rich and big business? For decades the tax payer has funded NASA to create the technology to travel to Mars. They've continuously sold us this idea in the media of one day people living on Mars, in order to keep the tax payers happy and nobody questioning it. Yet living on Mars is impossible, the gravity and temperature and lack of oxygen make it impossible for any long periods. What they are really planning is future mining operations that would be extremely lucrative. But do you really think that when it comes to mining on Mars it will be done by NASA and the tax payers will be getting a return on their 'investments'? Bullfuckingshit will they, big business will then take over using all the technology that we've all paid for using 4% of our national budget. The thing is that it would be way too expensive for a company to invest in developing such technology as the returns on the investments would be too far in the future so nobody would be prepared to invest in the private sector, so they came up with a way to bypass the research and development and instead have the tax payers fund it instead. And the greedy rich will be laughing all the way to the bank when they are selling us goods made with metals and minerals from Mars that rightfully we already paid for. There really is no end to how greedy and despicable these people are.

  34. NASA will never set foot on Mars by themselves. A project like Mars involves many years of training and preparation which means it will never survive any presidential cycle. Congress needs to pass a law stating that a president goal for NASA must be binding and cannot be changed by any future president. Any future presidents goals would be alongside and additional funding provided.

  35. because space is fake . scientifically entropy proves its fake

  36. My personal opinion is it all come down to MONEY and politics…these politicians put the block on congress even if it's stuff they believe in,,just because the motion was put forward by the other side…politicians should have no part or say in science at all

  37. Because theres no such outer space . Real mars location is in devon island. Nasa is playing with there toys in a room with green screen.

  38. "Real Reason NASA Hasn't Sent Humans To Mars" – Because space travel is sci-fi and will never happen, not even to the moon. Ever.

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