NASA Admits Its Budget Can't Afford To Send Humans To Planet Mars

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Does Gerstenmaier's admission mean NASA's human mission to Mars is off?

For years, NASA has been promoting its Journey to Mars mission, which would have given many a chance to land on the hot planet.

NASA has no money for a mission to the Red planet. Now the launch, descent and landing on Mars is a huge problem for us.

But unfortunately, according to William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA's chief of human spaceflight, sending people to Mars isn't achievable on their current budget.

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The confession came during Wednesday's propulsion meeting of the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

While not citing what exactly has driven such monetary constraints, it would appear to be linked to NASA's planned launch and delivery system - the Space Launch System and Orion capsule - that were recently shown to cost far more per launch than the space agency is comfortable with at $1bn.

"Sending humans to orbit Mars is our primary mission now", James said during a speech entitled "Exploring Our World, the Solar System and the Universe" in Chennai, India.

At the time Lightfoot said he found that United States president Donald Trump was supportive of its goal to get humans to Mars, despite the $500m budget cut.

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Mr Gerstenmaier's admission comes just days after Vice President Mike Pence said that the United States will "usher in a new era" of American space leadership, but budget cuts for Nasa from the Trump Administration seem to have taken its toll.

Experts now think NASA will eventually have to rely on private companies such as United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin, and SpaceX to accomplish its deep space exploration plans.

As Ars Technica notes, there were plenty of skeptics and naysayers who doubted that NASA even had the time or the capability to send people to Mars when the goal was announced.

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