The U.S. put a man on the moon. But it might be harder to do the same on Mars.
The thrilling success of NASA’s Perseverance mission to Mars has captured well-deserved national attention. As occurs intermittently, the air is filled with bold predictions of a revived U.S. human spaceflight program, with Mars as its goal and the moon as its staging area.
Originally published: February 25, 2021
Author: Mitch Daniels
Institution: Purdue University
Published by: The Washington Post