Astronaut Chris Hadfield says we could have gone to Mars decades ago — here's why we haven't

Chris Hadfield, a former astronaut, says the rocket and spaceship technology could have been created decades ago to send people to and from Mars — but at extraordinary risk of death. He thinks we need some possibly "outlandish" solutions to make travel to the red planet safe and practical.

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kalkano77d ago

"People could have landed on Mars "decades ago" if we'd really wanted to, Hadfield says, but such missions may have been deadly because of the state of rocket and spaceship technologies."

Thank you, Captain Obvious. That sums up the entire article...

b163o177d ago (Edited 77d ago )

Lol he looks like Captain Obvious minus the hat...

1nsomniac77d ago

Yet they’ve also publicly admitted that It’s still not possible to pass through the Van Allen Belt due to the power of the radiation... the Van Allen Belt being in earths orbit.

Father Murder X76d ago

That is why I have some doubts as to whether or not we actually went to the moon. We just have made more progress if we made it to the moon nearly 50 years ago. I also question if the technology was even there 50 years ago. I want to believe but my common sense just will not allow me too. Why haven't we been back in over 40 years?

SolidGamerX76d ago (Edited 76d ago )

And I could have ate skittles and farted a rainbow.