Report: Astronauts Could Land On Mars By 2039

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – NASA could send astronauts to Mars by 2039, a new report by The Planetary Society says.

The report discussed the workability and cost of such a mission. They say their plan could fit within NASA’s budget.

“We believe we now have an example of a long-term, cost-constrained, executable humans-to-Mars program,” Scott Hubbard, a professor in the Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of The Planetary Society’s board of directors, said in a press release.

The Planetary Society is a nongovernmental organization. According to their website, it’s the largest nongovernmental space advocacy organization in the world.

Along with Hubbard, Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and John Logsdon, a professor emeritus at The George Washington University Space Policy Institute and also on The Planetary Society’s board of directors, spoke at the “Humans Orbiting Mars” workshop that took place between March 31 and April…

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