This blog is about the human exploration of space.
With the emergence of private space companies, it might be conceivable for a large number of people to leave Earth’s atmosphere and venture into Earth orbit, and perhaps even to the Moon. In the meantime, NASA will be attempting to send a select few to the farthest destinations that are possible to reach with current technology: the asteroid belt and Mars.
Only time will tell how soon interplanetary journeys will be realized. But we already have the basic requirement to embark on such breathtaking voyages: curiosity.
The vehicles are on the assembly line. The explorers are ready. Mars is waiting.