Bill Nye the Science Guy and Friends Back Mars Orbital Trip in 2033

April 2, 2015 6:21 PM

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A group of 70 space experts, including Bill Nye the Science Guy, has laid out the key points in a scenario that would send astronauts on a trip to orbit Mars in 2033. That mission could blaze a trail for eventual landings on the Red Planet, according to the Planetary Society, which organized this week's "Humans Orbiting Mars" workshop in Washington.

"We believe we now have an example of a long-term, cost-constrained, executable humans to Mars program," workshop chair Scott Hubbard, a former Mars program executive at NASA who is now a professor at Stanford University, said in a news release. The "orbit-first" scenario is consistent with NASA's l...

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