Humans on Mars as Soon as 2037 Should Be NASA's Goal: Panel

June 4, 2014 9:30 PM

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A prestigious panel of scientists recommends sending humans to the red planet as the space agency's wisest long-range goal

Reviving the moribund US human space-flight program requires shooting not just for the Moon, but also for Mars, says a report released today by the US National Academy of Sciences. It lays out three potential paths to the red planet — while warning that reaching Mars will require NASA to rethink how...

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