Ballistic Capture Method could make trip to Mars inexpensive

December 29, 2014 12:34 PM

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has sent rover to the Red Planet to find more about its atmosphere. The United States space agency has also planned to send humans to the planet to spend rest of their lives there.

According to the space agency's current plan, it will shoot a spacecraft towards the Red Planet with at full speed. When the spacecraft would be closer to the planet, then a braking maneuver will be performed to slow it down and bring it into orbit.

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