Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the question - Can humans survive a trip to Mars and back that could take two to three years?
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson checks in with scientists who are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive on such a journey. Among the innovations covered are meteoroid-proof materials, new space foods and spacesuits, and novel modes of transport, such as plasma rockets. This episode also profiles young female scientist and daredevil Vandi Verma, part of the team that drives the Mars rovers on the Martian surface.
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NOVA Science Now: Can We Make It To Mars?
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