6 Technologies NASA Needs to Explore Mars

July 30, 2020
From nuclear propulsion to next-gen spacesuits, get a glimpse at the agency's efforts to make that fabled mission a reality.

This gallery appeared in Machine Design and has been published here with permission.

NASA is advancing a host of technologies to send astronauts to Mars as early as the 2030s. Some will first be used on the Moon during Artemis missions; others are more suited for deeper space. Regardless, here are six of those technologies the agency is working on to make that first trip to the Red Planet possible.

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Stephen Mraz

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design. He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from Steve was a Flight officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible for areas such as aerospace and medical.

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