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The level of difficulty should not be a barrier to meeting the challenge of putting humans on Mars, because our technological advances are very close to making it possible, argues Pierre Brisson of the Mars Society Switzerland.
This content was published on April 7, 2021 - 15:11 April 7, 2021 - 15:11 Pierre Brisson, Mars Society Switzerland See in another language: 1
Demain l'homme vivra sur Mars
Can humans handle a trip to Mars?
Trips to Mars are certainly not routine, but to say that a very high percentage are failures is meaningless. You cannot put the first flights and the most recent ones into the same calculation, nor can you compare the tests of those who obviously have not mastered the technology to those who have, such as the United States. Since 2001, their Mars missions have seen 11 successes and no failures. This is the basis on which the future must be considered.
If we assume that Elon Musk's spacecraft will be available, a human landing on Mars will involve less uncertainty than for a robotic mission, because there will be people and fuel reserves on board. Humans will be able to intervene in the event of unforeseen difficulties and the reserves will make it possible to extend the flight. The landing site for this first mission will naturally have to be chosen very carefully.
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