NASA released a long-term plan to land a man on Mars
Until recently, when hearing about the landing of man on Mars we could say "and things are there." Now the situation has changed: the state and private business have become seriously interested in a similar mission.
NASA released its own, very detailed and long-term plan of the project. You can see how some of the stages of the mission, which we have heard before, now add up to a unified and clear picture.
So, at the first stage, which is already in progress, scientists are studying the reaction of the human body for a long stay in space. Needless to say, such an experiment is carried out on the ISS, and requires a lot of time. Astronauts use a variety of techniques to keep the body and mind, and scientists, practice the return of the team on the ground, carry out tests on muscle atrophy and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Experiments are conducted on Earth. For example, NASA is paying $18 thousand volunteers who spend in bed exactly 70 days.
As far as, everything goes smoothly.
The second stage - deep space. This step is even more interesting than the previous one. It is planned to capture an asteroid and send it into lunar orbit.
The astronauts then (in 2020) will be sent to the asteroid on the biggest of all working ever space rocket on Space Launch System.
During the mission, the crew of astronauts will test new suits, and new technologies. If all goes well, the astronauts return to Earth with samples of the asteroid.
The third stage - the study of Mars using robots. For example, Mission Mars 2020 is already in progress. In 2020 it is planned to collect rock samples on Mars, for further examination. In addition, new devices and new technologies will be tested.
Well, in 2030 NASA will already be ready to launch a controlled human expedition to Mars.
Let us hope that these plans will not be cramped, either by possible economic crises, nor, especially, by wars.Digital cartography and GPS navigation 06-10-2014