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Moon to Mars! NASA reveals plans for human presence in space

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NASA is working towards establishing permanent human presence in space over the coming years. For better execution of this idea, NASA has released a revised blueprint with 63 final objectives for sustained human presence and space exploration under the 'Moon to Mars' plan.

It aims to send astronauts on the Moon in 2024. Later, the agency will use the learnings from the Moon mission to prepare for humanity's next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

NASA's plan covers four broad areas under Moon to Mars exploration: science; transportation and habitation; lunar and Martian infrastructure; and operations.“We need a roadmap with staying power, and through a collaborative process, we've identified a core set of defined objectives to achieve our exploration goals with our partners.

These objectives are both practical and aspirational, and we were gratified by the thoughtful contributions of our workforce, industry, and international partners who will join us in shaping our future together,” said NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy.NASA has set a goal to explore the Moon more extensively than ever before under the Artemis missions.

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