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John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Bob Zubrin to discuss his Jan 9, 2020 National Review article titled "We Should Go to Mars." In this article and in his Hotel Mars discussion, Dr. Zubrin dismissed as absurd the opinion and comments by forensic psychologist Armondo Simon who said humans should not be permitted to be on Mars given the possibility of the humans coming back bringing ocean consuming microbes with them which would eventually consume all water on Earth. Bob also talked about planetary protection being anti-human spaceflight and just why humans to Mars and throughout the solar system would be and is so vital and important to Earth. During this one segment Hotel Mars discussion, Bob was asked if Mars policy makers took seriously arguments like the one suggested by Simon . Bob also pointed out examples of already existing microbial contamination on Mars. Note that Dr. Zubrin will be the guest on a full Space show program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 to discuss his National Review article and more. By the way, you can find his article at www.nationalreview.com/2020/01/mars-human-space-exploration-rebuttal-to-naysayers.
You can email Mr. Batchelor or Bob Zubrin through me at email@example.com. Bob can also be reached through The Mars Society website.