The first flight to Mars

The first manned flight to Mars

Mars – “red planet” and the God of war in Greek mythology. In the twenty-first century the eyes of scientists and the romantics is directed in the direction of this mysterious planet. Even during the Cold war, major world powers planned of landing humans on the surface of Mars, but in those years such a complex task could not be implemented. Now with the Mars related main hopes of world Astronautics.Mars – “red planet” and the God of war in Greek mythology. In the twenty-first century the eyes of scientists and the romantics is directed in the direction of this planet. Even during the Cold war, major world powers planned of landing humans on the surface of Mars, but in those years such a complex task could not be implemented. Now with the Mars related main hopes of world Astronautics.

The U.S. and “red planet”

To implement the plan, the U.S. undertook the design of the spacecraft Orion, as well as new launch vehicles. The first step for a mission to Mars was supposed to be a lunar program. Economic difficulties have not allowed (and is unlikely in the foreseeable future will allow) to fully implement the program Constellation. The project was terminated in 2010, but now there is an ongoing debate on its renewal. Obviously, many developments Constellations will also be used in other projects.

So far, the U.S. government decided not to “bury” the main component of the program is kosmicheskimi Orion. Its first flight is scheduled in 2014, and by the early 2020s, NASA plans to send to Mars first expedition.

Mars will give in private hands?

The first group of astronauts will be four men and their mission must begin no later than 2022. By the 30th year the organisers are planning to increase the size of the Martian colony of up to thirty people. However, about the first colonies on Mars, we will talk in one of our future articles. If to judge on private initiatives, the closest thing to a manned flight to Mars was the Foundation Inspiration Mars Foundation.

The Fund seeks to 2018 to implement the first Martian tour length at day 501. Naturally, landing on the “red planet” is not planned – the cruise will only be a flyby of Mars.

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