Obama pushes US goal to send humans to Mars by 2030s



President Barack Obama sought yesterday to reinvigorate his six-year-old call for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, a mission NASA has been slowly and quietly trudging away at.
The White House was calling attention to government contracts awarded to six companies to build prototypes for “habitats” that could sustain human life in deep space. One such privately developed habitat - an inflatable room -is already attached to the International Space Station. Obama also said that within two years, private companies like SpaceX and Boeing will taxi astronauts to the space station with... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Scotsman
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