Mod parent up. This shit is just ridiculous. Hey, retards. Maybe it might make a little more sense to explore "the moon, Mars, and beyond" with an actual goddamn spaceship?!?! You know, one that isn't going to take a goddamn year just to get to another planet that's practically right next door, considering just how big "space" is. Instead of wasting what little money they have building ridiculous stupid shit like this maybe Nasa should spend it all on research on a new form of propulsion. Even if it takes 200 years to figure it out. That'd be a lot better than them stuffing 6 people in this retarded ass sardine can for a year just so they can say we got to Mars a little earlier. But they'll probably do it anyway. Yeah, I'm sure we'll be zipping around the Milky Way in our Apollo rockets any day now. Talk about jumping the gun. NASA, the Amtrak of space exploration.