NASA report – Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration

Wired UK reports that “NASA unveils ambitious plan for human colony on Mars”

NASA has detailed its long-term plan for astronauts to research, explore and eventually live on Mars. Called Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration [PDF link], the report is NASA’s most detailed plan yet and spells out the incremental strategy necessary to develop and test essential technologies, explore human health implications and further understand what happens when we enter deep space for long periods of time.”

Picture: National Geographic Mars colonisation timeline graphic. Art by Stefan Morrell, based on NASA, Mars Society and CalTech content.