Scientists suggest that the only way humans will get to Mars is by going to Venus. The team believes Venus’s gravity could be used as a ‘slingshot’ to whip the spacecraft towards the Red Planet, greatly reducing time and fuel. Doing a flyby of the planet would also allow astronauts to explore two different Martian terrains during a single mission and possibly provide double the discoveries in one shot. NASA is eyeing the first crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s – and officials say the mission could launch as early as 2035. Scroll down for video Scientists suggest that the only way humans will get to Mars is by going to Venus. The team believes Venus’s gravity could be used as a ‘slingshot’ to whip the spacecraft towards the Red Planet, greatly reducing time and fuel Putting humans on Mars has been a goal since the 1950s, when aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun wrote the first detailed technical study for a mission to the planet. And now, the document will soon become a reality as NASA is gearing up to put boots on the Red Planet. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Your astronauts need you! UK Space Agency and ESA… Read full this story
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