Over the past few years, space exploration has seemed to take quite a drop in the US agenda. Federal government taxes have not been much help for the very high priced agenda of NASA. Next week a nonprofit organization, Inspiration Mars Foundation, will be having a press conference. At this conference they will announce their plans to travel to Mars in January 2018. This trip will be called “Mission for America”. They have not stated for sure that there will be people also heading to Mars instead of just a rover, but as for now it is a strong belief that man will travel to mars as well. The trip is planned to be a total of 501 and says. Tito, the founder of the organization, gave the official description as follows: “This "Mission for America" will generate new knowledge, experience and momentum for the next great era of space exploration. It is intended to encourage all Americans to believe again in doing the hard things that make our nation great, while inspiring youth through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and motivation.” In the upcoming weeks there will be much more news about the planned trip to Mars.

Catherine Soltesz
2/25/2013 08:51:41 am

This will be very exciting for America. I think it is great that a nonprofit, nongovernment organization is putting this together.
This could open up new opportunities that no one has even thought of yet. A lot of good things came from NASA's space exploration programs over the years.


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