• Question: why have you decided to try get to mars first instead of helping earth first as we might not be able to live on mars

    Asked by time130pen on 19 Mar 2020.
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      Andrew Ball answered on 19 Mar 2020: last edited 19 Mar 2020 6:42 pm

      It’s not ‘instead of’ – we do ‘as well as’; ESA has a world-leading programme of Earth observation missions to monitor and understand our environment, and we understand our own world better by comparing it with others with different climates.