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Humans on the surface of Mars by the 2030s

By ucyow3c, on 1 December 2014

pencil-icon Written by Stephanie Yardley (PhD student, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory)

The Curiosity rover on Mars

The Curiosity rover on Mars

Recently, I was taken on an inspirational journey through the solar system and beyond, thanks to a public lecture on scientific discovery and human exploration given at UCL by Chief Scientist Dr Ellen Stofan and Chief Technologist Dr David Miller of NASA.

We have come a long way since the Apollo missions back in the late 1960s and now we have set our sights on the ultimate destination as NASA hopes that humans will set foot on Mars for the first time in the 2030s.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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