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NASA/Canadian: 6 technologies are being used by NASA to send humans to Mars as early as 2030, NASA reports said.
6 technologies being used by NASA are as follows:
1. Powerful propulsion systems to get us there (and home!) quicker
Illustration of a spacecraft with a nuclear-enabled propulsion system.Image credit: NASA
2. Inflatable heat shield to land astronauts on other planets
Engineers prepare for the flexible heat shield installation on the inflatable structure. The view is from bottom side, and the heat shield is on top. Image Credits: NASA’s Langley Research Center
3. High-tech Martian spacesuits
NASA’s next-generation spacesuit is designed to give astronauts more mobility on the Moon and Mars. Image Credits: NASA
4. Martian home and lab on wheels
Left: Illustration of a pressurized rover on Mars. Right: NASA is currently working to on a vehicle that will be able to navigate tough terrain on the Red Planet. Image Credits: NASA
5. Uninterrupted power
Mars has a day and night cycle like Earth and periodic dust storms that can last for months, making nuclear fission power a more reliable option than solar power. NASA already tested the technology on Earth and demonstrated it is safe, efficient, and plentiful enough to enable long-duration surface missions. NASA plans to demonstrate and use the fission power system on the Moon first, then Mars.
6. Laser communications to send more information home
Illustration of a spacecraft using laser communications to relay data from Mars to Earth. Image Credits: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center