At no other time in history have we had the technology, the know-how, and the public enthusiasm to get humans to Mars.
Orion is NASA’s spaceship that will take humans into deep space, but it needs to be a part of a larger system to go to Mars.
Lockheed Martin’s concept is called Mars Base Camp and it’s our idea of how to send humanity’s first crewed mission to Mars in about a decade.
The Mars Base Camp orbiting outpost could give scientists/astronauts the ability to operate rovers and drones on the surface in real time – helping us better understand the Red Planet and answer fundamental questions:
Where did we come from? Where are we going? Are we alone?