Stephen Petranek explains how humans will be traveling to Mars in the not too distant future. He explains the problems we will face and how we can solve the problems to get there.
The following is a list of solutions to obstacles that we will face when traveling to and living on Mars.
Mars is about a thousand times further from the Earth than the Moon. The moon is about 238 thousand miles away. It took Apollo 3 days to get to the Moon. Mars is about 249 million miles away and it will take us 8 months to get there (240 days).
There is a lot of interest brewing about human Mars exploration and settlement. Are we prepared for a mission like this?
Buzz Aldrin, as many people know, is one of the first men to walk on the Moon. Neil Armstrong being the first and Buzz being the second man to set foot on the Moon’s surface. Mr. Aldrin wants the next generation of scientists, engineers, and astronauts to aim for Mars. He also wants to inspire more young people to explore these types of careers. I would have to agree with Buzz on this one. After all many of these jobs pay well. Software and hardware engineering jobs are among the top salary jobs.