Men to Mars Possible in 60’s, Experts Say | Science News

Support Science Journalism

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.


50 Years Ago

Men to Mars Possible in 60’s, Experts Say

By
10:20am, July 15, 2011

Read the full article (PDF) | Vote on future topic | Search archives

January 16, 1960 | Vol. 77 | No. 3

Men to Mars Possible in 60’s, Experts Say

THE UNITED STATES will be able to send three men on a 14-month expedition to Mars in a nuclear-powered two-stage rocket ship during the 1960’s, three space experts assert.

The rocket ship would go into orbit around Mars, and the exploring party would use a chemically propelled “taxi” to go down for a close look at the Martian landscape. After exploring for two months, the party would refuel their orbiting space ship and head back to earth.

Tanks of hydrogen, for refueling purposes, woul

This article is only available to Science News subscribers. Already a subscriber? Log in now.
Or subscribe today for full access.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from Science News

From the Nature Index Paid Content