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"By 2025, we expect new spacecraft designed for long journeys to allow us to begin the first ever crew missions beyond the Moon into deep space," he told his audience. "So, we'll start by sending astronauts to an asteroid for the first time in history."
And then he added: "By the mid-2030s, I believe we can send humans to orbit Mars and return them safely to Earth, and a landing on Mars will follow."
Originally posted by markymint
Well one tenuous link is that the farther we advance in space the more likely any aliens are to reveal themselves to us prior to discovering them, according to some of the stuff I've read here and elsewhere lately. So when the article talks of "deep space" it makes me tingle! But yes it's not very UFO related, sorry. Impulse posting
Originally posted by Maybe...maybe not
What's this got to do with aliens & UFO's?
Of 38 launches from Earth in an attempt to reach the planet, only 19 succeeded, a success rate of 50%. Twelve of the missions included attempts to land on the surface, but only seven transmitted data after landing.
Originally posted by Cincinnatus
Sigh... How many times are they going to change the date for manned expeditions to Mars. I seem to remember when I was a kid that they said we'd send man missions before 2010. Now its 2025. In 2025 it will be 2050.