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Planetary Society: We Can Afford to Orbit Humans at Mars by 2033

April 2, 2015

Global mosaic of Mars showing the dark basaltic Syrtis Major Planus region made from Viking Orbiter images. (NSSDC)
Start your clocks. If the Planetary Society gets its wish, humans will be lifting off for the Red Planet eighteen years from now.


The Planetary Society is proposing that it is possible to mount a crewed Mars orbital mission by 2033 without raising the NASA budget above what it is now by abandoning ISS in 2024 when the Russians end their participation. We may have no choice anyway, when the Russians pick up their modules and leave.

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