US President Barack Obama said the United States will associate with private companies to send people to Mars by the 2030s,
He said “I’m eager to announce that we are working with our commercial partners to make new habitats that can carry on and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in deep space, these missions will educate us how humans can live far from Earth — something we’ll need for the long journey to Mars.”
Mr Obama did not indicate which commercial companies would be part of this attempt.
SpaceX California-based company is also planning to send people to Mars in the coming years.
The most important problem of having sufficient foodstuff and water into space to feed astronauts on a months or years-long mission to deep space has been a one of the major logistic issue, and there is minute study has been done to demonstrate how this might work.
Ever since taking office eight years ago, Mr Obama has said the United States wants to send people to the Red Planet, Earth’s neighbour, by the 2030s.
NASA is already working on it and developing a powerful rocket which known as the Space Launch System and a deep space capsule, Orion, for this purpose. They have already planned to launch first SLS with no man on board by 2018.