NASA won't send humans to Mars until the end of the next decade

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 12.12.2022, 16:28
NASA won't send humans to Mars until the end of the next decade

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) intends to send astronauts to the Moon with the SpaceX Starship in two years. From the landing on Mars, the federal agency also does not refuse, but will have to wait.

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At the beginning of the last decade, the 44th U.S. President Barack Obama set a goal to send people to Mars. At the time, NASA believed that it could be achieved by 2033. However, a dozen years later, the landing had to be postponed.

The main sticking point is time. Flight from Earth to Mars will take about six months, which brings to the fore the problem of radiation exposure. This was stated by the head of NASA Bill Nelson.

Another problem is the difference in gravitational influence between the Moon or Earth and the neighboring planet. For this reason, it will be much more difficult to take off from Mars than from the Moon. In this regard, NASA predicts that the first manned flight to Mars will take place only at the end of next decade. The head of the space agency believes that the timing will be affected by the success of the mission Artemis, and the pace at which technology will be developed.

Source: WCCFTech