In the past years NASA did focus a lot on planet Mars. After one of their rovers discovered water there, the Red Planet received more and more attention. Recently, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine, talked about the space agency plans related to the planet.
According to Bridenstine, future Mars missions will focus on discovering signs of life. His comments were very optimistic, and he believes that it is quite likely to discover what they want.
“We’re going to be able to look at samples and determine if there’s a biosignature in there,’ Mr Bridenstine declared. “The goal is to discover life on another world; that’s what we’re trying to achieve. And because of so many great people in this room, friends, we are well on our way to doing that.”
There are a couple of reasons why he believes that signs of life will be discovered there. Water, methane and other organic molecules were found on Mars. “All of these things collude to say there is a lot we need to learn, and friends, we’re going to do it quickly,” added Bridenstine.
Birdenstine also mentioned moon expeditions. It appears that NASA plans to return there, but this time they plan “to stay”. The return to the moon should be a grand one, and the satellite will be made sustainable so that humans can “visit” it as often as they want.
“This time, when we go to the moon, we’re actually going to stay. We’re not going to leave flags and footprints and then come home to not go back for another 50 years. We’re doing it entirely different than every other country in the world. What we’re doing is, we’re making it sustainable so you can go back and forth regularly with humans,” he said.
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca