NASA recently said the human’s trip to Mars would not be possible without agency’s help.
Charles Bolden, the administrator of NASA, during the session with the U.S. House Committee on Science on Thursday, revealed that the agency is expected to send human on Mars in 2030, and any other private agency will not be able to send humans to mars before them.
Bolden said, “No commercial company without the support of NASA and government is going to get to Mars.”
NASA has send rovers exploring the Martian surface and spacecrafts orbiting the planet, and this experience will help them is sending humans to Mars.
The exploration of the Mars revealed that Mars may have been home to some form of life in the past.
Bolden explained before sending a manned mission it is very important to understand various aspects of the Red Planet. He also said that NASA scientists have to understand what happened to Mars may also happen to Earth.
Mars is believed to have large water bodies just like our planet but it has lost all the water as the planet stopped generating the magnetic field.
Mars One is hoping to send humans on Mars and also to start a human colony there. The company said that they will send humans to Red planet in 2020s and then set up a human colony is 2027.
A return space trip from Earth to Mars would take 500 days.
NASA has sent its astronauts to ISS for 12 months, thereby understanding the suitability of sending humans to Mars.
NASA, a government agency has the technology, finance, information and support from the government, which helps them in sending humans to space.
Private organizations would need help from the agency for sending humans to Mars.