3…2…1…Blast the American Dream. As Meredith Eliassen states in

3…2…1…Blast Off!  The first manned mission to Mars is racing above the platform at  23 times the speed of light, generating massive amounts of energy.  This one rocket will change history.  Though this is important, the rocket would not exist without astronautics.  The mission is for space exploration; something astronautical engineering is needed for, and the curiosity of humans created. Though rockets are not always needed to discover facts about Mars and other planets. For instance, there is a rock in Antarctica that originated from Mars possessing evidence of fossilized bacteria. This discovery alone changed the way that humans as a whole saw ourselves in space.(Davis Kenneth 282).  Since the curiosity of humans is ever growing, trade profits are possible as settlements on Mars become inevitable; unmanned missions can build settlements, as space programs has reached a global scale.In the past, trade profits in space have not been made, this is a result of the lack of bases and settlements on other planets.  Even though there is a lack of bases now, a corporation by the name of Mars One is taking the wheel in putting man on Mars.  Mars One is sending twenty-four people out of two-hundred thousand to go to Mars. These twenty-four people are spending the rest of their life making a settlement that only has a chance at bringing trade profits to Earth.  This will help the effort of the American Dream. As Meredith Eliassen states in the article “American Dream(etos)”, “The American Dream is a set of ideals stating that in the United States freedom includes opportunities to obtain prosperity, success, and upward social mobility through hard work no matter what an individual’s racial, religious, or economic background is.”  Later in her article she explained that owning a home and land is a major part of the American Dream.  A base on other planets would open the American Dream even further, giving land and freedoms to all that progress to that society.  This base will create an environment that generations to come could have opportunities and benefit from these future bases and settlements. One opportunity is that settlements on Mars are inevitable.  As stated before by Alessandra Potenza, the chosen 24 of Mars One will go through years of training for only a chance at going to Mars.  The goals of Mars One is to successfully send these 24 to Mars to make a base which in turn could create trade profits from Mars to Earth.  Combined with the evidence from Paul Raeburn, this seems a mission that was a little late and now almost a death wish. When the galaxy was created, Mars possessed the matter of Earth, though the properties were lost because of the distance from the Sun.  Originally there was water and hot pools that suggest microbes, the base organisms of life.  There was also a dense atmosphere and the temperature was almost equivalent to Earth, also a foundation of life.  This was all lost due to the distance from the Sun and all of the ice froze over, creating the red planet we all know.  Now going to Mars may be a death wish because of the fact that the atmosphere is mostly carbon dioxide and the average temperature is negative sixty degrees fahrenheit.  On the contrary, a moon base would have the same effect as one on Mars. On page 42 and 43 of Moon Landing by Carole Stott she demonstrates the fact that a fully functional base could work on our moon.  This base would include solar panels for power, a mine for the minerals under the surface, and a greenhouse for food. There is also no environment to deal with, so no rain, snow, hail, or any other weather storm and wind.  Similar the the Shuttles, reusable aircrafts could be sent to build the base with other technology.  A smarter way of building bases is to send unmanned missions to Mars and the Moon This smarter way is mostly because of technological advancements and programs similar to environmental sensors.  As Ellen Thro states, without technological advancements this world would not have the progress of today.  Similar to Earth, there are technological advancements in space as well. For instance, the FTS robot can assemble parts in space mainly for the use of the International Space Station(ISS).  If used in this concept, space exploration would be substantially easier.  If partnered with other intelligent robots that are discovering more about Mars, this process would be a breeze.  These other robots are mechanical wonders similar to the Mars rovers now in use.  Some of these rovers are also using forms of artificial intelligence(AI) to run certain missions and set goals to achieve.  One thing that helps in these goals are environmental sensors, these sensors graph the landscape of Mars and determine if a base or landing site is capable of being in one certain place.  These concepts of Thro are ones to be pondered and set into place by the now global space programs. Since these programs have reached global, the poor economics of Egypt has entered the mix on trying to get man to Mars.  As Ruth Michaelson states in the article “Starship Stupors,” she states that a space program can be beneficial to a country’s economics, but only with the correct commitment to create a developed staff.  The staff of Egypt’s new space program may be questionable, though an easier way to find out would be to experience the program, since they are planning to partner with NASA on sending man to Mars.  Egypt is also in the possession of a satellite that will be used to build their trade profits by finding minerals and sediments under the hot desert sand.  This purchase was made in 2014 and a loan was needed to reach the high price of forty three million.  Egypt may be a surprise as to what they will be doing with this purchase and the cooperation with the U.S.A. space program.   Some don’t believe in this trek to Mars, thinking that technological advancement itself cannot save the cost of sending rockets to space.  One of these people is Mr.Ben Lannota in 2014 with the article “Technology Alone Cannot Save Launch Costs.” He believes that the Space Shuttle program was a money bust and a waste of time.  Afterwards he stated the only reasonable answer is impossible because of budget problems.  Before this was all fine and dandy, but… news flash, that was three years ago and new technological breakthroughs have lowered costs over one hundred times past amounts, describes Dom Galeon.  Not only that, but these technological advancements have made transportation more efficient and reasonable to afford.  When Lannota states that the Shuttle Programs were a waste of time and money, how is the great amount of progress with the ISS… almost all the Shuttles doing the transportation?  Also, the reason why  the Space Shuttle program had such a high cost is because of the lack of money that the government gives to NASA.  As Kimberly Amadeo explained in “NASA Budget: Current Funding and History”, since the Apollo missions, the budget for NASA has went down almost 4% of the federal budget, putting the space program’s budget at an all time low of about 0.5%, making the lowest budgeted government program.  In fact only 1% of the budget went to science.  When President Trump came to office he added 4% to the budget wanting more missions to the moon. Still, with that low of a budget you need the technological advancements that NASA makes to lower the costs of launching and to continue succeed at their job.  Anyone can not walk into NASA and build a rocket, there needs to be trained professionals building rockets, and that needs money for them to be paid. In other words, the Shuttle Program was a success and required the amount of money that the program received.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Technological advancements have made it possible to make life suitable on Mars; as well as the want for human expansion, and space exploration has reached a global scale: leading to the accusation that trade profits could reach an all time high.  Almost every country on this planet is either in debt or close to it.  This affects people’s lives whether it be for the better or for the worse, every  life is affected.  In some countries similar to the U.S.A., the people do not even realize the their country is in debt over twenty trillion dollars.  These bases could bring justice to these countries and bring them from the ground up.  Trade profits are important, but so is the choices on Earth, make the wrong one and disaster may strike.  Whatever country, anywhere and everywhere, ponder this question.  How does debt affect the people here?