Nasa plan to send humans to Mars fraught with risk of failure: Report

June 6, 2014 6:49 PM

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Washington: The US space agency Nasa has been warned that its mission to send humans to Mars will fail unless its revamps its methods and draws up a clear, well-planned strategy to conquer the red planet.

The National Research Council said in a congressionally-mandated report that Washington should use "stepping stones" to achieve its goal of a manned flight to Mars. This could involve exploring an asteroid, building a moon outpost or building more international cooperation with countries like China.

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