NASA astronauts who want to travel to Mars

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Travel to Mars

travel to Mars

NASA continues to adjust its relationship with man beings to Mars on the fly , a mission that with the arrival of Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States became a priority . Today the agency is releasing new details of the mission that will consist of two stages, where the objective will be for astronauts to live on the Moon before leaving for Mars.

Greg Williams, head of the human exploration division of NASA, explained some key components in the mission to Mars , where the goal today is to reach the red planet during the 2030s, specifically during the year 2033.

Mission Mars Nasa

The first phase of the mission will take place between 2018 and 2026 with four manned flights to the cislunar space, which would serve to carry the components and tools to build a base that would include a habitat, a research module, a power source and a lock for vehicles. This base is intended to have robots and autonomous machines that help with daily tasks.

Before being able to do this, NASA must deliver the SLS rocket , which has been delayed several times and that now runs the risk of being delayed again. Should this happen, NASA will have to rely on private companies such as SpaceX or Blue Origin to fulfill its objective and not affect the development of the entire mission.

If the first stage of the mission is successful then it would proceed to the second phase , which would start from 2027 and would consist of sending the Deep Space Transport to the Moon, a Boeing development that was announced a few weeks ago , with the crew will travel to Mars. These astronauts must spend a year living in the lunar habitat before they can travel to the red planet.

Phase Two Mission Mars

travel to Mars

Within all this, there is a factor that could put the mission at risk, and that is the money because although the government granted a new budget of 19.508 million dollars per year, some analysts believe that it will not be enough to carry out everything that NASA has planned. Pascal Lee, director of the non-profit organization ‘Instituto Marte’, which is funded by NASA, estimates that the agency will need more than a trillion dollars over 25 years to carry out this mission.

This number is approximate and it is most likely to increase, so Lee asks that the issue of the sale of the International Space Station (ISS) be retaken, which must be delivered to the private sector as soon as possible. This would help NASA have enough money to finance the mission, something that today is impossible. You might also like:

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