Monday, April 29, 2013

John Kelly: NASA still aiming for manned Mars mission

John Kelly: NASA still aiming for manned Mars mission

The mission being planned to the asteroid will be a big part in making a mission to Mars possible. Getting there will require developing and flying the super rocket NASA would ultimately need for a trip to Mars, as well as the first model of the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle called Orion. It will require more complex spacewalking equipment and capabilities. And new propulsion technology. And more extended flights.