• NASA tests two spacesuits for Mars mission

NASA tests two spacesuits for Mars mission (Photo : NASA)

There has been a lot of talk about sending human beings to Mars as a one-way journey, a very challenging mission, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration associate director Joe Ramos, The Hindu reported.

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There are a number of reasons why it is becoming more and more challenging to go and stay at Mars. The atmosphere of Mars is not really well known to the researchers and it is not well defined. Hence, humans might not be able to live in such climate conditions.

NASA is planning to send a group of astronauts to Mars in the year 2033, reports Space. They will be sent to analyze the surface of the red planet and only after they submit their report, will NASA send the group of common Earth habitants to Mars.

Based on the latest proposal by NASA, this will be a 30-day Phobos mission excluding the time of orbit which is required to reach Mars, which is 9 months and an additional 12 months to get into the planet's orbit. The astronauts will study in detail the two moons of Mars - Phobos and Deimos, which will help them to determine the gravity of the red planet and also about its climatic conditions.

The lead researcher of this program said that the presences of the latest technologies and the best experts is also not enough to pull off such a mission, it will be extremely difficult. He also added that a lot more scientists and researchers are still to be added to the team of experts.