Obama Says Mars Will Be America's Next Giant Leap For Mankind

October 11, 2016 10:40 PM

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Obama Says Mars Will Be America's Next Giant Leap For Mankind

“By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth,” the president said during a 2010 speech at the Kennedy Space Center. “And a landing on Mars will follow. And I expect to be around to see it.”

In a joint blog post on Tuesday, White House Senior Advisor John Holdren and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden discussed other developments in America’s planned journey into deep space. They said six companies had received awards to develop habitation systems for long-duration space missions, includ...

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