# Planning a trip to Mars

In 1969, Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the moon. It was said that Mars would be the next frontier that would be conquered. However, it has been 44 years since, and it doesn’t appear that we are any closer.

How would you approximate the cost of send humans on trip to Mars, land on Mars, and fly back to Earth within the next decade? Other than the distances involved, are there any differences between a trip to the moon and a trip to Mars? What aspects of this project need would be the most costly?

If you are interested in private enterprise efforts to reach Mars, you should check out Mars One.

Note by Calvin Lin
4 years, 5 months ago

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I am a engineering student in mechanical branch and I want to go in research field then what can I do for this?

- 4 years, 1 month ago

Well , to reach mars , you would require nearly a year . Staying up in zero gravity for a year would cause severe repercussions on a person's health . Being in space for 6 months is very difficult . whereas a return trip would take more than 2 and a half years . So , scientists have recommended a one way trip to mars and to settle there .

The cost would me unimaginably so High . This is because of 1. Food 2. Medicines and health equipments 3. suitable space suits 4. And the vehicles to be used on mars . They can't just walk around .

The moon is way nearer and more easier to explore . Mars has a dusty and more rocky surface than moon . No way humans are going to reach mars .

- 4 years, 4 months ago