Friday, August 1, 2014

three potential approaches to conquer Mars

The report estimates that the success of such a program requires a national consensus on the purpose and international cooperation, including with China , regarded by Washington as a rival.

The authors also suggest three potential approaches to conquer Mars, both of which provide a preliminary return Americans to the moon. They believe that returning to the lunar surface will promote international cooperation, given the interest that this destination arouses in other nations. In addition, it would develop landing technologies and useful home for future Mars missions modules.

"Important progress to go to Mars"

The Obama administration has also retained a mission to an asteroid before going to Mars. Barack Obama had abandoned the idea of ​​a return to the Moon in 2010, considered too expensive, which appeared in the program of conquest of Mars from his predecessor George W. Bush. But these experts believe that an asteroid capture require many useless technology to go to Mars.

Reacting to the report, NASA has assured "have already made significant progress to go to Mars and will continue in that direction."

"This report is probably the most honest about the fact that we have no objective clearly stated in our manned space program," also admitted to AFP John Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute in Washington. "I do not think this report changes anything," he laments too.