Humans On Mars? Closer Than You Think
The director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, Dr. Kent Montgomery, considers an article in Astronomy magazine on the efforts to send people to Mars. NASA plans to land a crew on Mars in 2030 and the private company Space X even sooner, in 2024. In fact, six companies are designing prototypes of habitats for living on Mars that are scheduled for completion next year. Dr. Montgomery also discusses a story on the recent discovery of a young star that resembles our own sun at an early stage. Astronomers will be able to monitor the development of the star and its planets and learn more about the early period of our own solar system.