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China wants to fly to Mars before the US

Several years ago, former US President DonaldTrump gave the order to carry out a flight of people to Mars in 2033. This task, of course, should be taken up by the NASA space agency - for this, engineers are even ready to create a nuclear-powered rocket. Many experts believe that the agency will not be able to meet the deadline and stay behind its competitors. One of them is China, which recently announced its intention to overtake the United States and become one of the first powers to visit the Red Planet. If you look at all the current problems of NASA and remember the recent successes of the China National Space Administration (CNSA), it is very easy to believe in it.

China wants to overtake the US in the space race, and it has a good chance

When will NASA send humans to Mars?

As mentioned at the beginning of the article, NASAplans to send astronauts to Mars in 2033. To do this, he needs to build a rocket and a spaceship that can cover 55 million kilometers. It must be well protected from cosmic radiation, the harmfulness of which I mentioned in this article. You also need reliable spacesuits, food with a long shelf life, or at least technology for their manufacture on Mars. And of course, NASA must understand exactly what astronauts will do on an alien planet and how they will get back.

Before flying to Mars, it is necessary to create a rocket, a spaceship and much more work.

In the book Mission to Mars:a new era of rover and spacecraft discoveries on the Red Planet, ”geologist Larry Crumpler says NASA is unlikely to be able to send humans to Mars in 2033. As an argument, the report of the Institute for Defense Analysis for 2019 is cited, which states that a manned mission to the Red Planet in 2033 is impossible even with powerful funding and the fastest possible assembly of the necessary aircraft.

According to the report, most likely, NASA will send people toMars in 2035. And this is provided that the annual budget will be increased. And if money is not enough, the beginning of the mission may drag on until 2039.

According to Express News, NASAis already experiencing big problems with financing. Before sending people to Mars, the agency must carry out a manned mission to the moon as part of the Artemis program. The launch of the mission was scheduled for 2024, but this event has already been postponed to the summer of 2025 due to a number of problems. The most important of them is the delay in the supply of xEMU spacesuits for the stay on the Moon. Also, the launch is hampered by the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes hindering the development of the Space Launch System rocket and insufficient funding.

Today NASA finds it difficult even to send people to the moon. What Mars can we talk about at all?

See also: How many billions of dollars does it cost to return people to the moon?

China wants to send people to Mars

China Space Agency wants to sendpeople to Mars in 2033, as part of the Space Race 2.0 program. Considering that the American mission may be delayed, China is indeed able to overtake the United States. The advantage is that the authorities are ready to provide the mission with all the money it needs. At the same time, the Chinese space agency is not as busy with missions as NASA. Of course, China is developing satellites to save the Earth from asteroids and other projects, but it still needs more time to focus on a future mission to Mars.

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It is important to note, that the planned flight in 2033 will bejust the beginning. China intends to send humans to Mars in 2035, 2037, 2041, and 2043. What exactly the researchers will be doing is currently unknown.

The first step in the exploration of Mars by Chinese scientistsmade in May 2021. It was then that they successfully landed their first rover, Tianwen 1. He will create a detailed map of the planet, study the characteristics of its surface and the distribution of water ice on it. Scientists are also interested in learning more information about the atmosphere of Mars - for this there are all the necessary tools. You can learn more about the mission objectives of the Chinese rover, its features and information about the landing process in this material.