The American President Obama discusses an expedition to Mars by the American astronauts in a recent article. America’s next chapter to space is all set by the year 2030, says Obama. His ambition of inhabiting Mars is soon going to be realized. However, the idea of the expedition is not totally
new. During 2010 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the president envisioned the same goal. However, the recent article published provides more inputs from both the NASA officials and from the White House on their way to clinching the red planet. With such open declaration, the possibility for an interesting expedition arises.
Meanwhile, NASA has also awarded six contracts to different companies for developing habitats to sustain astronauts mission towards the red planet. The White House science consultant, John P. Holdren and the NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr., together proclaimed that private companies can also offer their modules to be a part of the International Space Station. The officials also added that the next decade is going to be rampant in formulating new technologies that would make an expedition possible. Though the force exerted by the red planet is mightier than the gravity, a mission to Mars is definitely possible owing to the determination exhibited by the astronauts.
The ringleader of Apollo, Wernher von Braun had already delineated plans to reach the mighty Mars. It was expected that the journey would go forward from the Moon to Mars in the nearest time. But they could only leave a space shuttle. On a profound analysis, the mission to Mars challenge is influenced politically and financially. On acquiring stable funds consecutively for the next two decades, the mission to the red planet can be accomplished. In the interim, Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, declared his design for a colossal space rocket and spaceship. This Interplanetary Transport System could carry more as much as 100 astronauts to the Mars. Thus, a landing on the red planet can soon be anticipated.
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