US President Barack Obama has revealed that the United States is working in partnership with private companies to send and expedition to Mars and back by the 2030s.
‘‘We are working with our commercial partners to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in deep space. These missions will teach us how humans can live far from Earth,something we’ll need for the long journey to Mars,” he wrote in a new Op-Ed for CNN.
As the president expressed his fascination for space exploration the joint European Space Agency/Roscosmos “ExoMars“https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ExoMars mission arrives at the Red planet at the weekend, before sending the Schiaparelli lander down to the surface of the planet.
More on how #MarsExpress will provide critical support to
ESA_EDM</a>'s entry, descent & landing <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/exomars?src=hash">#exomars</a> next week <a href="https://t.co/tlJnQNKNWt">https://t.co/tlJnQNKNWt</a> <a href="https://t.co/9EjwAPs4bQ">pic.twitter.com/9EjwAPs4bQ</a></p>— ESA Operations (esaoperations) October 10, 2016
SPACE.com (@SPACEdotcom) October 6, 2016
The new space race is hotting up with Boeing claiming the first person to step on Mars will be transported in a Boeing rocket.
.— Jerry Rengel 🚀 (@SpaceRengel) August 5, 2016
NASA</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/LockheedMartin">LockheedMartin
Boeing</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ulalaunch">ulalaunch
OrbitalATK</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/AerojetRdyne">AerojetRdyne making rocket to #JourneyToMars #Senditwayup 🚀🌎 pic.twitter.com/uv3LsZzjIL