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Josh Mittleman (22722963) Ten years ago ,  scientists across the globe would have told anyone that it is  impossible for humans to live on Mars .  Ten years ago ,  scientists across the globe would  have told anyone that it is impossible for humans to live on Mars .  With the world’s  wonderment of the universe surrounding growing ,  so does our ability to further explore  the possibilities of life on other planets .  Our very own Mission to Mars will be launched  as of April 18 ,  2018 .  This trip not only makes world history ,  but the start of earthlings’  history on another planet .  Let’s take a look further into the details of the mission of a  lifetime . Mars is named after the Roman God of War ,  and for good reason .  The surface of  Mars is covered in a hard rock material with no surface water available .  There are daily  windstorms that last for weeks at a time due to the planets thin atmosphere .  The  atmosphere is very different from planet Earth’s as well .  The air actually contains high  percentages of dry ice and iron, which often cause “rust storms , ” as they have been  1
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called .  The red planet also has extreme temperature changes being anywhere from  -220 degrees (F) in the winter to 68 degrees (F) in the summer . What has grown to be known as the “Mission to Mars  is in fact not the first trip to  Mars for Humankind .  We’ve actually been traveling to Mars for the past 53 years with  such spacecraft’s as  Spirit ,   Opportunity ,  and  NASA Phoenix Lander  (Huang) .  While  some space rovers were successful and some were disastrous ,  Mission to Mars is the  first of its kind to send actual human beings onto the Red planet . After the launch of the Mars explorer ,  Odyssey ,  back in 2003 ,  NASA began to  further explore the concept of terraforming Mars .  Terraform has been a considered  scientific experiment since it’s first discovering as a theory in the late 1970’s .
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