It's a matter of when, not whether we should. Should Columbus have set out prove the world was round? Obviously yes. We can't stagnate. We should explore Mars as soon as it's feasible. Who knows what new discoveries in science and tech it will lead to and where that will lead us! Everyone remembers where they were when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. Not only will this adventure inspire the world but it's progress that is necessary for mankind to find innovative solutions to today's problems and prosper.