Skip to comments.NASA: Humans on Mars by 2035 is 'primary focus'
Posted on 06/01/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin
NASA has been talking about sending people to Mars by 2035.
That goal is still on the books, despite recent upheaval in the space program, according to two of the agency's top scientists.
"In the near term, Mars remains our primary focus," Ellen Stofan, NASA's chief scientist said May 15 in a talk at the Royal Institution in London
....scientists [also] decided to "redirect" an asteroid into an orbit of the moon and are searching for an asteroid that's an appropriate candidate.
"Once we find the right one, we'll use all the technology we've got," he said. "We'll snag it, we'll bag it and we'll drag it into orbit around the moon. Then we can send humans to a target that enables us to practice deep space operations."
NASA is looking for an asteroid that's about 10 meters (33 feet) in diameter. One idea is to enclose the asteroid in a gigantic, 20-meter bag and push it into orbit around the moon...
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Seems like the moon would be the logical place to start. It can be a staging area to anywhere else. It only takes a few days to get there. It takes months to get to mars.
How much will we be paying the Russians to fly us there?
We will achieve this goal, if it is Allah’s will.
I thought Muslim outreach was NASA’s primary focus. The dimwit administrator admitted as much.
They’re waiting until the printed copy of the regulations in the Federal Register reaches the red planet.
20 years to get to Mars?
They’ll be pushing it to get back to the Moon in 20 years.
ok, I’ll ask a stupid question hoping for a smart answer: if an asteroid is redirected to orbit the moon, will it have a tidal effect or would it be too small to matter?
NASA...attempting to waste as much taxpayer money as is possible.
"Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars.....Get your ass to Mars....."
Let’s send the Democrat party to Mars.
“Whitey’s on Mars.”
I agree. As much as I’d like to see us get to mars, establishing a permanent base on the moon should be first.
Too small to master. Unless they goof and it crashes into the moon. Then we all basically die badly.
Who would have thought in 1969 that it would be another 66 years before a landing on Mars?
(But who in 1969 would predict a dying USA was only 3 or 4 decades away?)
Some people did predict that. Only took watching the moral downward slide.
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At 30 meters, too small to matter.
Not on Muslim outreach?
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