Nasa Shows Off Early  to Mars for 30 Days

Plans to Send Astronauts

We Have A Glimpse Now

Of NASA's latest vision for its first crewed Mars mission. The agency also wants feedback about its concept.

Agency Released Its Top Objectives

For a 30-day, two-person Mars surface mission on Tuesday (May 17) and asked the public to provide feedback on how the planning is going.  

Submissions Were

Initially due on May 31, but that deadline was recently extended to June 3.

NASA Aims To Launch

Astronauts to Mars by the late 2030s or early 2040s. Making that vision a reality will be challenging. 

Assuming The Funding And Technology

Come into play at the right time, for example, the round-trip travel time would still be about 500 days given the distance between Earth and Mars.

Gravity — Or The Lack Thereof —

Would also be a problem, as current-generation spacecraft look nothing like those seen in movies like "The Martian" (2015). 

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