President Obama to pitch Mars mission one final time at Thursday conference

October 11, 2016 10:04 PM

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With about three months left in his administration, Obama wants to make sure NASA’s program to deliver humans to the Red Planet that he helped set in motion six years ago doesn’t lose momentum when he leaves the White House.

“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time,” he wrote in an opinion column for CNN. “Getting to Mars will require cont...

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