A Tale of Two Mars Missions

Image: Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Image: Lockheed Martin Corporation.
Earlier this week Elon Musk outlined his plans to take humans to Mars at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. There were a lot of unresolved issues with his vision to turn humans into a multiplanetary species (particularly its cost), but his grand unveiling was met with great fanfare and excitement about the future of crewed interplanetary travel.

By Daniel Oberhaus | MOTHERBOARD

While Musk’s Mars ambitions are certainly out of this world, his unveiling overshadowed another presentation given the following night which detailed a far more realistic, albeit less sexy, plan to take humans to the Red Planet by 2028.

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