Imagine you're a kid, and after months of begging, your mom finally agrees to take you to Six Flags. But Batman: The Ride is off-limits. And so is Hurricane Harbor. And so is Raging Bull. Actually, the only ride she'll let you go on is the Teacups. Also, the Teacups are full of poison gas. Well, swap out Six Flags for Mars, and that's basically what the Committee on Space Research is saying to every prospective space explorer.
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Written by Reuben Westmaas August 21, 2017
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