In case you always wanted to get away from this planet, it’s good to know that space agencies are trying to figure out how to land on Mars. It’s an objective that seemed impossible in the previous century, but it’s now something much more than a caprice of astronomers.
Astronomers had landed rovers and robots on the Red Planet, so why wouldn’t they be able to send humans as well? One of the main reasons why they’re not there yet is that a trip to Mars would take an enormous amount of time, and it’s not very comfortable for someone to stay in space for too long. Astronomers need to fully know how the human body would react during such a space mission.
Elon Musk is one of those ambitious folks who are confident that humanity will indeed go to Mars one day. His company, SpaceX, has been initiating some unprecedented scientific projects for astronomy. This is one reason why we should take pretty seriously what the man has to say.
Elon Musk predicts that humans will land on Mars in 2029
Humans had been on the Moon for the first time in 1969. That’s over half a century ago. It happened for the last time in 1972 during the Apollo 17 mission, and it’s at least weird that nobody has been to our natural satellite again after that year. However, considering the first time humans went to the Moon, when will they land on the Red Planet? Here’s Elon Musk’s response, and you can see it by unfolding the replies to the tweet:
— Space_Hub (@SpaceHub_SL) March 14, 2022
Therefore, Elon Musk believes that the first astronaut will land on our neighboring planet in 2029. That seems like a pretty reasonable prediction, and it will be interesting to see how the public will react to the claim.
Some astronomers see the colonization of Mars as a very important goal for the future of the entire human race. But above all, only time will tell for sure if humans will truly lay foot on the Red Planet or not.