Navigators may know best that "life is all about the journey." Traveling to Mars?

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Mars has two tiny potato-shaped moons, Phobos and Deimos. ... the nine month trip to Mars is going to be uncomfortable and boring. They are 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) and 8 miles (13 km) across, respectively. Top 6 health challenges.

It cost nearly $200 million just to launch the Mars Curiosity rover, about a tenth of the mission’s budget, and any crewed mission would be weighed down by the stuff needed to sustain life.

For seven grueling months, the navigators for Spirit and Opportunity have been analyzing millions of lines of data and fine-tuning the course to Mars. The first time we flew by a planet, it was Mars. The first time we orbited a planet, it was Mars. NASA hopes to mount a mission to Mars sometime in the 2030s, and one of the biggest challenges astronauts will face is maintaining their mental health. "Mars is a favorite target," says Dr. Firouz Naderi, manager of the Mars Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

"We -- the United States and former USSR -- have been going to Mars for 40 years. May 24, 2002. Keeping in line with the spirit of space exploration, we have put together a list of challenges that NASA will be facing when it comes to making its way to the Red Planet and how the moon can appreciably help us to get ready for Mars. Share using Email. ... everyone is going to get it and there are limited medical facilities and a very long way to ... Six health challenges for the human journey to Mars. Five steps to colonising Mars.

10 The Slightly Longer Martian Day Besides the radiation, time spent in space, and mental health issues, there are other major challenges facing astronauts on real-life missions to Mars. Challenges of Getting to Mars: Navigation. But in real life, he would have found getting to Mars and adjusting to life there to be a challenge before he was left behind.