If this species is to survive indefinitely we need to become a multi-planet species. We need to go to Mars, and Mars is a stepping stone to other solar systems.
We, today, are Earth-reliant. We’re dependent on being on this planet. We are not a multi-planet species yet. Only multi-planet species survive for long periods of time.By
Bolden also said that with some increases to NASA’s budget we’ll be able to go to Mars by the 2030s.