March 1, 2024

Humans on Mars could conduct science much better than any machine

The future of Mars exploration will be greatly improved by humans making a stay on the Red Planet. The work that could be performed by astronaut crews on that distant world would far exceed what the mechanized machinery of Mars can accomplish – but certainly at a much greater cost.

To that end, NASA is planning a Moon to Mars strategy that identifies science as one of the three pillars upon which the agency’s pursuit of sustained human exploration throughout the solar system rests. What is being designed now is the architecture to achieve this goal.

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