NASA has already started beating the drum that they are ready and confident about taking humans to the Red Planet. The space agency has announced that it will have the mission to Mars launched by 2035. The Mars mission will be initiated immediately after the mission of the return from the Moon is complete. NASA has already started counting their days. “The lunar mission is being accelerated by the engineers at NASA,” says NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. The Trump administration and the space agency officials have circled 2035 after a huge discussion as the exact time for the Mars mission to be kicked off.
Though 2035 had already been finalized in April, the deadline has yet to be discussed by the top panels. Earlier, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee had announced that astronauts could have their foot set on the Red Planet by 2033. Similarly, NASA had originally decided that the lunar mission would be kicked off in 2028 but as the idea of sending humans to Mars came up, the entire mission has been sped up. The Trump administration finds sending humans to Mars more useful compared to the Moon. The space studies have shown Mars to be more habitable compared to that of the lunar body. NASA’s Johnson Space Center has confirmed that it will be helping the agency reach its goals. The Orion spacecraft is believed to help return humans to the Moon by 2024 and also play an important part in the future missions to Mars. The Mars mission still requires more support in order to have answers for questions regarding astronauts’ health and supply of commodities during their travel. The US, especially the Trump administration wants Americans to set foot on Mars. NASA has been advised by Trump to focus on the Mars mission looking at the money put in and also that the lunar mission had previously been achieved.
In a similar context, NASA has confirmed that Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft could be launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on December 17, 2019. This will be an uncrewed test flight that will help understand the in-flight capabilities of the Starliner vehicle and the Atlas V rocket. Before being sprung into the orbit, this mission is a test to Boeing’s astronaut transport capabilities. If successful, then the spacecraft will be ready to be flown to the International Space Station.
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