Would Trip to Mars Cost Over $1 Trillion?


It’s being billed as the largest event ever dedicated to human exploration to Mars: From May 9 to 11, leading scientists and engineers will gather in Washington for the Humans to Mars Summit.
Among the headline speakers will be Buzz Aldrin,William H. Gerstenmaier , associate administrator for the Human Exploration and Operations Directorate at NASA; and Pascal Lee, the director of the Mars Institute, an international non-profit research organization partially funded by NASA.

MONEY spoke with Lee about the challenges facing Mars missions, and why it’s important to launch Mars exploration missions despite them.  More >>

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