Bolden Says NASA Wants to Be First to Send Humans to Mars

April 19, 2015 12:31 PM

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The so-called “space race” as we know it on history books may long be over, but NASA administration Charles Bolden wants the agency to take part in another kind of space race – the race to be the first space agency to send people to Mars.

“Our ultimate focus is the journey to Mars and everything comes back to that,” said Bolden, speaking to lawmakers at the U.S. House Committee of Science, Space, and Technology earlier in the week. “We need to understand Mars and what happened to it to understand what might happen to Earth.” Bolden...

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