U.S. Partnering With Private Firms to Send Humans to Mars by 2030s, Obama Says

October 11, 2016 3:25 PM

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U.S. Partnering With Private Firms to Send Humans to Mars by 2030s, Obama Says

Barack Obama wants to take one more giant leap for mankind — this time to Mars.

The president announced Tuesday that the U.S. is partnering with private firms with the goal of "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."

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