Mars, named after the
Roman God of War, has been a continual source of fascination.
Humans have dreamed of going there since it was virtually
discovered. Mars may not just be a dream anymore but soon a
reality. A panel of experts think it is possible to send humans on
a mission to Mars by 2030, putting the first humans on the red
planet. However, Mars is not the typical holiday destination of
choice, with no breathable air, minus 5 degrees Celsius and high
radiation. First we need to tackle the biggest problem. We
currently lack the technology to get people to Mars. There are
serious gaps in our abilities, including the fact that we can’t
properly store the necessary fuel long enough for a Mars trip.
George and Christina discuss the Mars One trip and why it’s
essential for humans to colonize the red planet.