NASA released Thursday a detailed outline of its plan for journey to Mars in its report, “NASA’s Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps In Space Exploration.”
“NASA is closer to sending American astronauts to Mars than at any point in our history,” said NASA administrator Charles Bolden.
“Today, we are publishing additional details about our journey to Mars plan and how we are aligning all of our work in support of this goal. In the coming weeks, I look forward to continuing to discuss the details of our plan with members of Congress, as well as our commercial and our international partners, many of whom will be attending the International Astronautical Congress next week.”
The journey to Mars crosses three thresholds, each with increasing challenges as humans move farther from Earth.
NASA is managing these challenges by developing and demonstrating capabilities in incremental steps.