We are ready for the exploration of Mars on Earth, but there are three problems to be solved before interplanetary flights. On April 28, the pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of Russia Roman Romanenko told about this.
Romanenko said that it is impossible to say for sure whether the crew will be able to return to Earth. There will also be a very long delay in communication between Earth and Mars. The third problem remains that science does not know what will happen to a person when he leaves the Earth’s radiation belt.
As the astronaut noted, the first two factors are interrelated. The ship must be in constant communication with the Earth, but this will be difficult due to the delay.
At the same time, Romanenko noted that now science already possesses the knowledge that is needed for the development of other planets.
“With this baggage we have to move to the planets – this is very important. And now this moment has come right now, “Arguments and Facts quotes him as saying.
Earlier, on April 26, the head of Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, said that the conquest of Mars would require human sacrifice, but there is no shortage of volunteers for such a dangerous but exciting adventure.
Prior to that, on April 23, he announced the need to build a manned base on the moon, and then a city on Mars. Musk also announced that the plans of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for landing on the moon in 2024 can be implemented.
On the same day, it became known that SpaceX had won a NASA contract for the delivery of astronauts to the moon under the Artemis program. It is noted that the contract amount is $ 2.89 billion. The company will develop the first commercial lander, which will safely deliver two American astronauts to the lunar surface.