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  • Mr. Zubrin argues Mars missions and other adventurous objectives are “the answer for the economic problem” because such initiatives drive development in the private sector and steer the brightest minds toward careers in engineering and science and help unleash creative potential.

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  • "The faster you do something, the cheaper it will be," he said.

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