Why Is Mars So Hard?

Why is human Mars exploration so surprisingly hard?, Jim Oberg, Space Review

"As space policy experts mull over alternative strategies for astronaut exploration of the solar system, possibly including human flight to Mars, the recently-concluded fortieth anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing inspire one specific question: what's taken so long? In the heady days of the Apollo triumphs, even the "pessimistic" forecasts imagined it might take as long as twenty years to get astronauts to Mars. Optimistic schedules put the first footsteps on the Red Planet--another "giant leap for mankind"--as early as 1982."

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