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First crewed round-trip to Mars possible by 2030, says NASA's Bridenstine

NASA will use advanced propulsion systems to enable a faster journey to the Red Planet while limiting radiation exposure for its astronauts

Mars 2020 rover (Photo-NASA)
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The mission will also use new terrain navigation and landing technologies.

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has said that the agency is planning its first round-trip voyage to Mars during which the crew could spend about a month on the planet's surface.

The US space agency wants to send humans to Mars as early as the 2030s.

NASA will use advanced propulsion systems to enable a faster journey to the Red Planet while limiting radiation exposure for its astronauts and other mission risks, Bridenstine said on Monday while participating in a discussion with the Space Foundation, a non-profit organisation.

"Our preferred launch window will give the crew about 30 days on the

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First Published: Jul 21 2020 | 1:33 PM IST

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