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Showing posts with label Mars. Show all posts

Mars Boarding Pass Next departure expected 2026

Mars Boarding Pass: Send Your Name to Mars on a future NASA mission. View and share your boarding pass. See your frequent flyer points.

Mission to Mars - Will I see the First Human on Mars?

I can't see a space program sending people to Mars in my lifetime. This is not the "Martian", a fiction novel were one man survives on potatoes and successfully rendezvous with a ship in orbit. There still need to be countless unmanned missions to the Red Planet. From my understanding the mission depends on the work of robots to prepare a safe environment for people. The planet is so inhospitable... that surveying and building suitable human shelters should be completed by robots. Terraforming is not an easy task. It isn't impossible, but I'm old and don't expect much in the next 60+ years. Remember there have been 45 Mars Missions and 23 have been failures. Maybe with international cooperation the future will look brighter, but diplomacy is slow and the U.S. has a shortage right now.

IF you think I'm an expert than you probably should read from another source.* 

  • https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/missions/index-past.html
  • https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/mars/main/index.html
  • https://mars.nasa.gov/#
  • https://mars.nasa.gov/mars-exploration/missions/historical-log/

MRO: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's

There are 14 orbiters around Mars but only 6 are operational. NASA makes good stuff, this MRO has reach it's 15th anniversary. Check out the images (through the link below).

Another interesting fact, there have been 56 attempts to reach Mars surface 26 were successful.

Celebrate Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Views From Above: Marking its 15th anniversary since launch, one of the oldest spacecraft at the Red Planet has provided glimpses of dust devils, avalanches, and more.