Who will be the first person on Mars?
Daniel Goldin, a scientist at NASA, has said that there are certain
things we need to do before we can send someone to Mars. First, we need
to build the International Space
Station and learn how to work there
with people from other nations. We also need to come up with a plan for
travelling to Mars that can be done in less than 10 years and won't cost
too much money.
If everything goes as planned, NASA expects to send our first person to
Mars sometime between the years 2010 and 2020. Who knows, Peter and
Nathan . . .
maybe if you start planning now, the two of YOU could be the first to
copilot a mission to Mars!
Submitted by Peter (Canada)
and by Nathan (Walnut Grove, MN, USA)
(September 8, 1997)
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