A real life mission to Mars will be multinational, involve lots of robots, and strong partnerships with private companies like SpaceX.
It’s going to happen. Indeed, it’s already started, with robotic exploration.
“We’ve been on Mars for 40 years,” says NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “We didn’t just come to this rodeo.”
NASA and the author of ‘The Martian’ tell us exactly how we’ll get to Mars – Brian Fung, The Washington Post