When will humans reach Mars? We've talked about it since the 1940s; now it's time to get going. NASA, SpaceX, and China are all eyeing the Red Planet. Who will get there first? This is part one of our "Humans on Mars" discussion and a look at early efforts to reach the red planet with American boots. Also, more delays for the Space Launch System, should the James Webb Space Telescope be renamed, and sympathies for SpaceX. The U.S. Army thinks waterbirds are more important than you.
Image credit: Chesley Bonestell
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- Von Braun's awful novel
- Von Braun's "Mars Project"
- Chesely Bonestell paintings of WVB Mars project
- Mars flight trajectories
- Project EMPIRE to Mars
- Mars/Venus flyby plans
- Inspiration Mars
- SLS wet dress blues
- Renaming the Webb Space Telescope?
- NASA Budget Announcement Recap
- SpaceX vs. the US Army (Corps of Engineers)