Xinhua news agency, Beijing, May 12th, new media special news, British media said, Mars has become a major step forward in the exploration of space".
According to the British "Daily Mail" website reported on May 10th, but to achieve the human race on the red planet, astronauts must take many "small step", including the return to the moon for a year of flying.
As part of the timetable for the trip to Mars in 2030s, details of the moon's orbit have been made public.
In May 9th, Greg Williams, deputy director of policy and planning affairs at the NASA, made a speech at a summit on human landing in Washington, D. c..
He outlined the four phase of the NASA's plan to send humanity to Mars one day and its expected schedule. These include many visits to space in the near future to build a space station as a transit station for mars. An aircraft carrying astronauts to the red planet will also be built there. Williams said, the last one to where the hardware will be the real "deep space transportation vehicles, Japan will be used for manned flight to mars.
According to the American space news network, a year long Mars life simulation flight will take place in 2027.
Williams in the "human Mars" summit said: "we believe that if we can use this" deep space transportation "aircraft carries a one-year manned flight in cislunar space, it is enough to understand the 1000 day manned flight we could send it to the next trip system."
In the first two phases of the programme, a new generation of space stations will be built to allow humans to go deeper into space.
The first space station, called the deep space gate, will orbit between earth and the moon, and is expected to launch as early as 2020.
Mars mission schedule:
Stage 0 - now: continue to study and test at the international space station to address the challenges of space exploration; assess the potential of the moon's resources; set standards.
Stage 1 - from now to 2020s: begin orbiting the moon; build the deep space station; begin assembling the deep air vehicle.
Stage 2 - from 2020s to 30s: a deep air transport vehicle is set up for a year of simulated Mars flight on the moon's orbit.
Stage 3 and stage 4 - 2030: begin a long manned flight to the Mars system and the surface of mars.