Human mission to Mars
The exploration of Mars has been a goal of national space programs for many years with planned missions typically being stated as taking place anywhere between 10 and 30 years.
Many spacecrafts have already landed on Mars and they include: Landed spacecraft on the surface of Mars: Mars 3, Viking 1, Viking 2, Mars Pathfinder and its Sojourner rover, Spirit, Opportunity, Phoenix, Curiosity, InSight, Beagle2 and Perseverance.
In April 2021, the Mars Oxygen ISRU Experiment was able to create oxygen in the Martian atmosphere by using carbon dioxide. Many believe this is the first step for a human mission to Mars as it will help humans create breathable oxygen.
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- Von Drehle, David (15 December 2020). "Humans don't have to set foot on Mars to visit it". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
- Potter, Sean (2021-04-21). "NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet". NASA. Archived from the original on 2021-04-22. Retrieved 2021-04-22.