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