How NASA will go from the Moon to Mars by 2030

By Shannon Sweeney — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

NASA talks about going back to the Moon and eventually Mars

There are two things we love in this world: Coffee and space. So when exciting space things are happening, obviously we have to talk about it. 

On our Science segment this week on Fueled by Death Show, our host Jeff unpacks all the details from NASA's announcement to go to the Moon and stay, as well as eventual travels to Mars. 

All photos sourced from NASA website

“We will go to the Moon in the next decade in a way we have never gone before. We will go with innovative new technologies and systems to explore more locations across the surface than was ever thought possible. This time, when we go to the Moon, we will stay. And then we will use what we learn on the Moon to take the next giant leap — sending astronauts to Mars,” NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said on the NASA website

Starting in 2020, the Orion Spacecraft will begin test launches on the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. Also, NASA and private and commercial companies will be working on the Gateway spacecraft which will act as an orbiting hub around the Moon to ferry astronauts to the lunar surface. NASA will be partnering with Canada for the Gateway lunar outpost. 

“NASA is thrilled that Canada is the first international partner for the Gateway lunar outpost. Space exploration is in Canada’s DNA. In 1962, Canada became the third nation to launch a satellite into orbit with Alouette 1," NASA posted on their site. “Today, Canada leads the world in space-based robotic capabilities, enabling critical repairs to the Hubble Space Telescope and construction of the International Space Station. Our new collaboration on Gateway will enable our broader international partnership to get to the Moon and eventually to Mars.”

Along with new science experiments and robotic rovers being deployed to the Moon, everything will be used as a field test to inevitably send a human presence to Mars by 2030. This is all exciting and groundbreaking for humanity, but we need to think about revising the laws that govern space as well. Dr. Michio Kaku chimes in on this idea from a clip from episode 63 of Fueled By Death Cast.

And more importantly, he answers the question we know you're wondering: Can we have coffee on Mars? The answer is yes (hopefully)

Related: Remember when Death Wish went to the International Space Station? 


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