Space Update: When Will NASA Go To Mars; What We Know So Far

By Richard Rickss, Posted: 03/20/17 05:19AM EDT

NASA has been inviting the human raise to make their mission to go to Mars. It is indeed a mission that may sound like science-fiction to some people, however, in reality, tons of scientists are already working on it. Here the latest news and updates of NASA going to Mars will be revealed.

NASA's Budget From President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump pledged $19.1 billion in funding to help NASA get to Mars, The Verge reported. However, the 2018 NASA budget is slightly smaller than the one pledged by Barack Obama last year.

Even though it is a smaller budget, it still provides a substantial amount of funding for the space agency. President Trump's budget focused mainly on the human exploration division, which NASA claims will get people to Mars. Hence, there are still risks that the budget could change once it goes through the necessary congressional studs.

NASA Going To Mars Details Revealed

According to Express, NASA is planning to send humans to Mars by the year 2030, which is a goal that was authorized since 2010. The plan also includes sending a manned mission to intercept an asteroid by 2025, to detain it and put it in orbit around the moon.

The massive scientific undertaking is a culmination of years of research and technological development. Robots from NASA also have been studying the surface of Mars for over 40 years now, but a manned crew would be invaluable for further research.

NASA's Humanoid Robot Put To The Test For Mars Challenge

NASA's Robonauts are being placed to the test in Mars-like obstacle courses in order to pave the way for future humanoid space exploration. It's also set to help to bridge the expansive gap between Earth and human colonization of the red planet, according to RT.

NASA built four six-foot, 290-pound, Iron man-like pieces of machinery named Valkyrie, which cost around $2 million each. Hence, NASA obtained three of them to universities to test the robot's capabilities in various hostile environments.

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