The Destination to Mars is Very Close

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, said he envisioned being the first man to make it to Mars. Mars is a rich destination for scientific discovery, robotic, and human exploration.

Back then, a crewed Red Planet mission was believed to be 30 years away.

While robotic explorers studied Mars, NASA planned for the human exploration on Mars begins in the low-Earth orbit aboard the International Space Station. Some of this work includes developing a capsule called Orion and the Space Launch System (SLS) mega rocket to help get astronauts to deep – space destinations. NASA has been trying to get people on mars for about 40 years. Astronauts also found indications of water by finding a rocks on mars that have iron oxide.