NASA Unveils Their Human Path To Mars Today
NASA scientists will discuss their 'Human Path to Mars' in a public Exploration Forum today, and you can watch the whole thing live, right here. Leaders at the space agency have made clear their belief that a human mission to Mars is a necessity for the long-term survival of humanity, and today's conference aims to showcase NASA's plans to get us there.
Missions such as the Curiosity Rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have significantly furthered our understanding of the Red Planet, but much of the scientific community believes that, if we are to learn how to survive on alien worlds, a manned mission to Mars represents the best stepping stone to success. Indeed, NASA teams have been busy developing technologies that will allow for human visits to Mars and hope one day to even have a long-term presence on the planet's surface.
This desire to see a human colony on Mars is not solely owned by NASA, however. Private enterprises such as Mars One are developing elaborate plans to make privately funded and even televized missions to the Red Planet, a reality.
NASA's Exploration Forum will air live on the Ustream feed up above, and for a comprehensive list of speakers you can click right here.