The agency disclosed its top purposes for a 30-day, two-person Mars surface mission on Tuesday and inquired to the public to deliver feedback on how the planning is running. Implications were initially due on May 31, but that deadline was newly extended to June 3.
NASA intends to launch astronauts to Mars by the late 2030s or early 2040s. Giving rise to a vision that reality will be challenging. Inferring the funding and technology come into play at the right time, for example, the round-trip travel time would still be about 500 days provided the distance between Earth and Mars.
Gravity or the absence would also be an issue, as current-generation spacecraft look nothing like those discerned in movies like “The Martian.” The astronauts will appear on the Red Planet after months in microgravity and face a concrete road to healing, even to regulate the partial gravity of Mars, which is approximately one-third of that of Earth. NASA suggests that one way to deal with this issue might be possessing the crews living in a pressurized rover during their journey.
“We want to maximize the science so we allow them to drive around before they become conditioned enough to get in the spacesuits, and walk and maximize that science in 30 days,” Kurt Vogel, the NASA director of space architectures, announced in a 30-minute YouTube video supporting the data release.