Discover Data: How Much to Go to Mars?

By Kathy A. Svitil|Sunday, June 27, 2004
RELATED TAGS: MARS

In an address to NASA officials, President George W. Bush outlined an ambitious plan that would eventually send astronauts to Mars. Pundits, politicians, and engineers immediately began debating one of the great uncertainties about such a mission: How much will it cost? To add to the confusion, the European Space Agency hasn’t even assessed the cost of its proposed 2030 mission to Mars.

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