Thursday, April 4, 2013

Distance to Mars

by Chris Simmons
This Hubble Space Telescope image shows Mars.
Have you ever wondered how long it would take to travel to Mars?  At its closest the "Red Planet" is about 35 million miles from Earth.  It would take about 150 days for astronauts to get there with current spacecraft technology.  NASA doesn't even have a plan to send humans to Mars until at least 2030.  In the meantime check out this site to take a virtual trip:

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