We Finally Know More About the NASA Mars Mission

After years of waiting, the agency has shared concrete details about how they plan to put humans on the red planet.

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NASA intends to build a lunar outpost called the Deep Space Gateway (DSG)

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  • Concept of the deep space gateway.

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The outpost will be built in space, like the International Space Station 

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  • Image for NASA's 'Journey to Mars' campaign.

    Photo Credit: Via NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on Flickr

After the outpost is completed, NASA wants to build a deep space transport system 

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  • Concept of the deep space transport.

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Around 2029, NASA wants to send a crew on a 300–400 day test mission aboard the new transport system 

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  • Image from 'Mars Explorers Wanted' poster commissioned by NASA and released in 2016.

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The first Mars mission would occur in 2033