NASA Plans to Send Astronauts to Mars for 30 Days

NASA Plans to Send Astronauts to Mars for 30 Days
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If you have always wanted to get rid of this world for another one, you might be delighted to find out that NASA is working on it. Of course, such a trip would involve professional astronauts, and we’re getting closer and closer to seeing the plan be put into practice. 

Space.com reveals that NASA plans to send astronauts to the Red Planet for 30 days. The mission would involve two individuals sent to our neighboring planet. 

Sending humans to Mars in the 2030s?

NASA hopes that the first astronauts will lay foot on Martian soil in the 2030s at best. Releasing its objectives for 30 days, the space agency even asks for the public’s feedback.

Since it’s very difficult to say for sure how the Martian conditions would be perceived by humans, NASA aims to first get the crew in a pressurized rover to see how they behave.

Kurt Vogel, who’s the director of space architectures at the American space agency, said, as space.com quotes:

We want to maximize the science so we allow them to drive around before they become conditioned enough to get in the spacesuits, and walk and maximize that science in 30 days.

The farthest distance in space that a crewed mission has traveled was when NASA put humans on the Moon. It happened way back in 1969 for the first time. The last human crew mission to our natural satellite was three years later. For many people, it’s a mystery that nobody went to the Moon anymore for so many years. This led to some speculations and conspiracy theories that alien life might be present on our natural satellite.

Whatever the truth is, NASA wants to send humans to the Moon as well during the Artemis mission in 2025 or 2026.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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