Nasa's Journey To Mars Research Paper

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NASA’s Journey to Mars …..Once the Apollo program made its way into the hearts of Americans, it was hard to imagine where the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) would go next. Mars looked to be the next great destination, although it would be put on the back burner due to the great expense of the journey and the changing of administrations. As the world walked into the millennial age, America was ready for a new adventure, so NASA scientists and engineers came together to discuss the challenges for a journey past Earth’s orbit. With this goal in mind, NASA knew its first step was to find a launch system that would take humans to Mars, the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion module were created for this very purpose. Once NASA had a way to make the journey to Mars, feasibly the United States needed a valid…show more content…
Various missions lead by NASA studied the surface of the Martian planet in hopes of uncovering prehistoric life (Redd, 2015). Curiosity’s discovery of what looked to be a fossilized bacteria opened the door to future robotic missions to the red planet, however, NASA has not been able to confirm if life has ever existed on Mars (Howell E. , 2015) Is water the an indication of life remains the greatest question concerning the Martian planet. “Thus NASA hopes that locating water on celestial bodies will lead to finding evidence for the existence of life” (Redd, 2015 para. 26). With the continued studies of the still functioning rovers, it has been found that the majority of the Martina surface is covered by ice, and also has similar landscapes to the states of Arizona and New Mexico (Redd, 2015).This gives hope that, under the correct conditions, life could take hold and begin to grow in the dusty sediment of

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