NASA has officially acknowledged that they have no money to send people to Mars
Today, the US space agency NASA has officially recognized the fact that the current size of the budget, they can not afford to send people to Mars. Next Steps agencies in this direction will depend on the extent to change their funding from the US government. But at the moment the colonization of Mars are most dependent on private companies like SpaceX, rather than directly from the dependent agency of the state.
NASA agency has been actively speculate on that person to send to Mars - this is one of the primary tasks. Agency experts have even developed a specific step by step plan to achieve this goal, and began its implementation. But in the end everything rested in the financing, which is not always enough. Head of the department of manned space flight of man, William Gerstenmaier made a statement that NASA can not afford to continue this program in the current budget level.
"I can not give you a date for sending humans to Mars. And the reason for this lies in the fact that even grew by 2% agency budget does not allow us to create a system of soft landing on the surface of the Red Planet. A descent and landing - this is one of the main challenges that throws us Mars ", - said Gerstenmaier.
Recently, NASA has invested heavily in the development of SLS rocket and spacecraft Orion. As a result, the agency has not even begun to develop means of landing and take-off from the surface of Mars. Gerstenmaier admitted that the plans will have to move about Mars for an indefinite period. In the meantime, NASA will focus on a real mission. For example, to further study the moon. At the same time, Elon Musk promises in the autumn to publish their future plans about Mars. Perhaps, though, he will appreciate our news.