Will There Be a Way Back Home for Mars Colonists?

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mars one missionWhen 200,000 people have decided to participate in the Mars One project , aimed to establish the first colony on Mars, they definitely took into account the fact that it would be a one-way trip.

They know that they can die even before reaching the planet, and even if they get there, it’s most likely that they will die too. And these assumptions are very difficult refute, especially when you consider that everything that ever went to the Red Planet never returned back to Earth.

However, according to NASA, it is too early for such conclusions. Since 2011, the Aerospace Agency has considered Dragon spacecraft of the private company SpaceX as a potential candidate for the possibility of its use in various Mars missions, one of which will be delivering a new Martian rover to the Red Planet in 2020. But according to NASA, it is not the only problem that can be solved with the help of this spacecraft.

NASA analysts believe that a modified version of Dragon spacecraft is safe to be sent to Mars. One of the features of this spacecraft is the possibility to transport a small rocket. This rocket can be used as a transport vehicle for sending various samples back to Earth for scientific purposes.

Note that this is just an idea and NASA has no plans to consider it until 2022 or at least unless the rover, which is planned to be sent on Mars in 2020, finds something that would be worth sending back to Earth for study.

As for the Mars One colonists, it is unlikely that a spacecraft with the ability to return people to Earth will be created at that point. However, if scientists manage to create a spacecraft that could carry to our home planet at least a pebble from Mars, the creation of a vehicle able to carry people back to Earth would be only a matter of time.

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By | 2017-01-13T21:52:31+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , |3 Comments


  1. pablo March 23, 2014 at 1:28 am - Reply

    ….esta buena la idea…..pero todavía por aquí no pudieron resolver tener que viajar desde San Miguel con la línea San Martín, para llegar a Lugano, sin que te corten los dedos, te quede la billetera para ver la foto del perro que te extraña después de que casi te matan, o el celular de merda con acceso a internet para mandar a BERNI a la PMQLRP……!!!

  2. pablo March 23, 2014 at 1:31 am - Reply


  3. Austin March 24, 2014 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Interesting article. I’m curious why they won’t launch earlier and what they will consume when they’re on Mars.

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Will There Be a Way Back Home for Mars Colonists?