How to Get to Mars

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NASA releases its plan to get humans to Mars (image credit: NASA).

NASA recently released a more in-depth look at its missions beyond low-Earth orbit. The whole vision is being dubbed the 'Journey to Mars:' a 2 phase program designed to step further and further way from Earth. The first phase will place a space station in lunar orbit. The second phase will see humans launching off to the red planet.

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Jesse Rogerson, PhD

As a passionate science communicator, Jesse Rogerson loves promoting science literacy to the public. He frequently represents the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on television and radio, social media, and at conferences. He co-developed a science communication workshop for Canadian science professionals, to instruct them in more effective methods of communicating their science. A trained and practicing astrophysicist, Jesse holds a PhD in observational astrophysics from York University, and recently published a peer-reviewed paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Jesse enjoys riding his motorcycle, board games, and ultimate frisbee.