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Our World: How Do You Get a Plane to Mars? [Archived]

Our World: How Do You Get a Plane to Mars? [Archived]

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Airplanes cannot fly to Mars, so how do you get a plane to Mars so it can soar above the surface and collect interesting data about the Martian atmosphere? The ARES mission proposed ways to send an unmanned vehicle to Mars to explore the surface of Mars. While ARES is no longer an active mission, its design and planning developed innovative technologies. [Archived 2014 - Not all missions make it from design to launch. These archived videos describe missions that that would have taken humans back to the moon and unmanned aerial vehicles to Mars. While the actual missions were aborted, the technology and science behind the missions pushed innovation to new levels.]

Published on: March 19, 2013

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