US to work with private firms on Mars plan

US to work with private firms on Mars plan

President Barack Obama says the US will work with private companies on its plan to send humans to Mars in the 2030s.
President Obama announced his proposals for a crewed mission to the Red Planet in 2010.
But Nasa's plan to realise this presidential vision has been broadly criticised, particularly by Congress.
In an article, President Obama pledged to work with private companies to "to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts".
"We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning... read more

11 October 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC

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