NASA Unveils Five-stage Plan to put Humans on Mars by 2033

NASA has come up with a bold and radical plan to transport humans to Mars by the year 2033. A total of five phases make up this wild plan, yet it does not seem to be all that impossible. This news comes on the heels of President Trump issuing a mandate for the NASA to get people to Mars moving forward. It is an interesting take on things, yet one that may finally turn our species into galactic explorers and colonists.

Humans Will Go To Mars By 2033

Although this concept sounds ludicrous at first, NASA is very serious about this venture. In fact, the team unveiled a detailed five-phase plan that will ensure our species will get to the Red Planet by the year 2033. Rest assured there will be some setbacks and issues along the way, but it certainly gives people something to dream about over the coming years.

This plan was set into motion by none other than President Trump himself. About two weeks ago, he issued a mandate for the NASA to get people to Mars by the year 2033. It was then up to the team to come up with a viable plan to do so. Interestingly enough, it took them all about a week to draft a semi-feasible plan that hinges on completing five different stages along the way. Some conspiracy theorists may claim the NASA had such a plan all along, although that is nothing but speculation at this time.

As one would expect, our society is currently in “phase 0” of the NASA plan. We Scientists at the ISS are conducting a lot of tests regarding space travel and the Red Planet. Moreover, now is the time to forge partnerships with private space companies to ensure the 16-year plan can come together in the end. This means NASA will have to work together with the likes of Virgin Galactic and SpaceX moving forward.

Starting next year, our society will embark on the first official phase of the “Red Planet” plan. Over the course of seven years, NASA plans to launch and test six different SLS rockets. Every one of these rockets will – hopefully – deliver components of a new space station to its intended location. Deep Space Gateway, as this new station is called, will be built in close proximity to the moon, yet not on the planet’s surface.

Future phases revolve around the launch of the Deep Space Transport tube to this lunar station before it can be inhabited by astronauts. The actual trip to Mars will then go ahead at some point in 2033, although no specific time has been announced as of yet. Do keep in mind the success of this mission hinges on staying within the budget, ensuring astronauts and engineers remain healthy – both physically and mentally-  and not suffering from major mechanical setbacks. it is a very bold and brave plan, to say the least, and we can only hope it will succeed in the allotted time frame.

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  • corwin zelazney

    Just over fifty years ago we started with zero space vehicles and zero supply lines for parts and manufacturing that didn’t exist. Less than eight years later we landed on the moon.

    It’s been over fifty years, we’ve had two space stations, various incarnations of space capsules, space shuttles and a wide range of rockets. We’ve got supply and manufacturing chains in almost every state. We have massive amounts of health data and decades of research and testing in zero g. We have computers thousands of times more advanced than anything that existed during Apollo.

    Getting to Mars by 2033 does not “sound ludicrous” at all.

    What’s ludicrous is that we weren’t there twenty years ago.

    We have everything I listed AND twice as long to do it. The only significant differences are in degrees. Mars is much farther than the moon but that only means more fuel needed and better shielding. I use the same car whether I’m going around the corner to a restaurant or going five states away. All I need is more fuel and if I don’t plan on stopping, more food.

    Mars has an atmosphere and the moon doesn’t but we have a number of tested methods for getting to the surface to choose from and we have more than enough time to test them first.

    Better shielding? No problem. There’s been solid, tested systems for protecting the crew. In fact they have time to use Rutherford Labs (UK) artificial magnetosphere that was tested and worked in a full size, proof of concept design using a very small power source that would protect against virtually any radiation the crew would encounter – and that was five years ago.

    There’s also plenty of time to start sending supplies to Mars in advance. Food, solar generators, plastic, metal and polymer 3D printers, extracters for water seperation to make fuel and air.

    As for the psychological issue we’ve put many astronauts on rotations at the ISS longer (by a lot) than the trip to Mars would take. Too many people talk about how crews would have to be confined in space for more than a year and just casually leave out that it wouldn’t be all at the same time. They’re landing on Mars in between, remember?

    Yes, there’s some challenges and unknowns but – and please prepare yourself for this shock: we’ll NEVER get to a point where there’s no challenge or everything is known. When we went to the moon we probably took more risks than we should have but we, as a people, and NASA have gone ridiculously far in the opposite direction. NASA has become so risk averse they’ve been damn near paralyzed. We can get to Mars by 2033 and it’s not anywhere near ludicrous.

    *one minor gripe and a question: you don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to think NASA was working on this already considering they were talking publicly about such a plan long before Donnie-boy set foot in Washington. In fact around October of last year.

    That was the gripe, the question is what does this sentence mean?:

    “Deep Space Gateway… will be built in close proximity to the moon, yet not on the planet’s surface.”

    Which planet are you referring to here, or did you mean “yet not on the moon’s surface”?

  • Om prakash gupta

    NASA has planned a’ journey to Mars . According to the author of this article the mission will be existed till 2033. President Trump also announced the plan.It will be a great success in space.Man will touch the surface of Mars towards colonization there.

  • Bits Be Trippin

    And elon puts out a 5 year plan to send a ship and 7 years to send humans….