Human mission to Mars would be simpler if we used asteroids as ‘stepping stones’ to get there

October 30, 2014 6:17 PM

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Human mission to Mars would be simpler if we used asteroids as ‘stepping stones’ to get there

But one expert has suggested that it might be simpler to get to the red planet in a series of smaller jumps — using asteroids as stepping stones.

Prof Richard Binzel, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is calling for a comprehensive survey of asteroids between Earth and Mars so that a plan can be formulated.

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