When is it likely the first manned mission to Mars will occur?
Not until at least the 2040s.I predict SpaceX will try to launch some folks to Mars around a decade from now, but some unforeseen problem will kill everyone on board while en route. Such a public failure will drop SpaceX’s stock considerably and force the company out of business. At the very least, the company will never send out another crewed mission ever again.Meanwhile, NASA promises to send people to Mars during the 2030s, but since there’s not even a glimmer of a real plan that’s been committed to paper, ain’t no one funding that. NASA will probably get the job done, but not after a lot of setbacks.
When will the manned mission to Mars take place for India with the cheapest cost?
ISRO at present is not working on any manned missions to Mars/moon, they are concentrating on remote sensing and communications.Why ISRO is not doing this?becauseIt has no budget for this categoryIt is not a profitable for them at this timeNo astronauts (they are working)No crew vehicle/lander.(they are working on crew vehicle)Missions to mars require a lot of research and trials. This will take time as well as a huge amount of money.Some of the major problems that the team should face are:No oxygen in mars atmosphere, I mean it is available in the form of CO2, but we need a huge amount of energy to separate O2 from CO2We have no conformation of flowing water on mars, it is found that in past mars once had water but now it may be present underground or as crystals in some craters(dark regions/un-explored regions)Mars temperature is colder than that of earth, even at the equator it will be around 15C on a sunny day.Mars has no magnetosphere that can shield the planet from deadly radiations (from sun as well as cosmic)There are many more complicated issue's regrading space ships, Interstellar travel, creating habitats etc.,If you want a sample of how living on mars would be on can follow what Bill Nye said "If you want to experience the Mars living conditions, one can always go to Antarctica but don’t breathe the air from the atmosphere, carry your own O2 tank with you always."So there are too many "x's" to solve, So don't except any manned missions to moon let alone mars from ISRO in coming 4-5 decades.And you used the word "CHEAP" in the question, I think you got the idea that as MOM was the cheaper mission to mars till date, So ISRO can do it cheaper than anyone. NO NO NO, remember MOM was unmanned and any Manned mission that leave the earth's atmosphere will be a costly one, When I said costly I meant FUCKING BROBDINGNAGIAN costly.
Will the first manned mission to Mars be a suicide mission?
The extent to which a mission would be considered suicidal really just boils down to the proven capabilities of the technology used to achieve it. If you or I attempted to design and build our own rocket in our backyards and tried to go to Mars with it, that would definitely be a suicide mission.The first manned flight in orbit carried a high chance of death, but was successful due to previous tests by agencies making many attempts at proving out the technology before trying the real deal.The first manned flight to the moon was the same.A manned flight to Mars at this point would carry a very high risk of death, but we have landed enough probes on the planet to prove we have a chance of success too, albeit those chances are very low because we yet to prove a larger, heavier vehicle capable of carrying astronauts can be safely landed on the surface of the planet.That being said, although it wouldn't really be a suicide mission, there are still so many hurdles to overcome that, at the moment, the odds of such an astronaut going to Mars and making it back to Earth alive, to live a long & healthy life afterwards, is extremely low and very unlikely.If, however, the mission were to take place 40 years from now after many current problems are resolved and proven out, the first mission will still carry with it a high risk, but will have a better chance of success.
When will a manned flight to Mars take place?
Very. Detailed plans are securely in place for NASA with ULA’s products (Space Launch System and Orion crew vehicle) to put man in orbit in the mid 2030s. I suspect 2038 at the soonest.The SLS and Orion are well under way, nearly completely done with development and we are now testing them. Testing should be complete in the next three years and then the Lunar Gateway will be assemble in lunar orbit. Once complete, the next mission is a manned orbit of Mars, then a landing mission.It’s virtually guaranteed we will get there, unless the US economy or civil structure is broken. We aren’t just fantasizing, we have produced the means to do it.SpaceX has their own plans but they are nowhere near the marathon’s starting line. SLS and Orion are mostly laced up and waiting for the officials to load the starting gun.
What's the point of a manned mission to Mars?
I suppose, the answers that usually flock to these questions are tired of repeating them selves. We are not sure the baby will be harmed (by 0.38g) before birth and latter may be minor as the baby matures. The colony can succeed even if most humans die at about age 45. The radiation level is about the same as sea level Earth, if you have a meter of Mar's dirt above you. Venus cloud tops are coolest where the atmosphere is about as thick as the top of Mount Everest, so possibly the ionizing radiation is worse than the surface of Mars. We can balloon a bit lower, but disposing of waste heat takes a lot of energy, and the PV = photovoltaic panel out put drops fast as you go farther below the cloud tops of Venus. Wind gusts also become more destructive. Perhaps a million balloon colonies with 80 humans average = 80 million total = 1% of Earth's population. Balloon colonies will collide at least rarely = your dead, if you drop more than about ten miles. Available resources carbon dioxide and nitrogen and not much else. On the surface of Mars or one of the tiny moons of Mars, all the elements of Earth are available = Venus is not so good, but dependent colonies are possible in the cloud tops of Venus.
You have been hired to plan a mission to Mars. Your first step is to educate him about the realities of space flight.?
You have been hired to plan a mission to Mars. Your employer knows very little about space travel; he simply wants to be the first individual to send a mission to Mars. He has vast but not unlimited resources. Your first step is to educate him about the realities of space flight and the pros and cons of various options A. Give at least one advantage for each option. For example, answer both “what is an advantage of one-way over round trip travel?” and “ What is an advantage of round trip over one way?” Try to be as specific as you can. (a) One way vs. round trip (b) Manned vs. unmanned (c) Hohmann vs. fast transfer (d) Landing vs. orbiting B. Your employer says “If you were to send a mission to Mars, what kind would it be? Describe it for me.” C. After listening to your presentation, your employer says “What I really want to do is to land a spacecraft on Mars and dig down into the surface to find water. Can you tell me how to do this with minimal cost? Also, once I have the water, how might I use that to benefit future Mars missions?” What is your response?
Will a manned mission to Mars happen in my lifetime?
These questions are always difficult to answer, given that I have no way of knowing how old the person asking this is. But if it helps, NASA has been working with a basic time frame since 2010, when their proposed “Journey to Mars” was green-lighted by Congress with the 2010 NASA Authorization Act and the U.S. National Space Policy issued that same year.This Act and the policy adopted by NASA established a plan for developing all the necessary components and systems needed to send a crewed mission to Mars by the 2030s. The first steps involved building the SLS rocket, the Orion spacecraft, and a habitat in orbit of the Moon - which is now known as the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G).All of this is scheduled to be completed by the 2020s, at which point NASA will be able to conduct crewed missions to the lunar surface for the first time since 1972, help build a permanent outpost there (which will likely take the form of the ESA’s proposed International Lunar Village), and begin work on the next phase of the Mars mission.At this point, that will involve the building of the Deep Space Transport, a reusable spacecraft that relies on Solar-Electric Propulsion to take crews from the LOP-G to another habitat in orbit of Mars - the Mars Base Camp and its reusable lander (the Mars Lander).If all goes as planned, a mission will take place by the 2030s where astronauts launch from Earth using the SLS and Orion spacecraft, mate with the LOP-G, take the Deep Space Transport to the Mars Base Camp, and then head down to the surface with the Mars Lander.NASA has been a bit vague about when in the 2030s this would be happening, and for good reason. The process of getting from Earth to Mars is tricky and involves a lot of research and the creation of a lot of infrastructure between here and there. At this point, it might not take place during the early 30s, but NASA still hopes that astronauts will land on Mars in that decade.I sincerely hope you are around to see that because I can’t imagine much else that would be as exciting! Then again, there are plans to explore Europa and look for signs of life in the next decade. And there’s also the next-generation telescopes that are entering service in the next few years, which are expected to determine if there are any habitable exoplanet nearby.
Will India send a manned mission to Mars?
Not soon. The Indian Space Research Organisation is currently looking to achieve the much simpler matter of humans in orbit by 2022.Even putting people on the moon needs gigantic rockets. I don’t think India is planning any yet.
Will India send a manned mission to Moon by 2020?
ISRO has not sent any astronauts to space as of now. Plans have been made for a manned mission from 2020 to 2024. But there have been no updates by ISRO regarding this (as far as I know).The Indian human Spaceflight programme is a proposal by the Indian Space Research Organisation to develop and launch a two-person crew to low Earth orbit. Reports indicate that their human spaceflight will occur after 2017, on a GSLV-Mk III, as the mission is not included in the government's 12th five-year plan (2012–2017).ISRO plans to use for OV spaceship the GSLV-Mk II launcher (Mark two is Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-II launcher with an indigenous cryogenic engine). About 16 minutes after lift-off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), Sriharikota, the rocket will inject the Orbital Vehicle (OV) into an orbit 300 km-400 km from Earth. The capsule would return for a splashdown in the Bay of Bengal.Mr S. Somanath, Director, Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Thiruvananthapuram, said GSLV-III will be designed to hoist a 10-tonne crew module into low earth orbit. Initially, the modules will be test- flown without a crew, preceded by tests to human-rate the launch vehicle or make sure that it is safe for human flight into space by year 2024.But what is GSLV-III ??It is a medium life launch vehicle with 3 stages manufacturedby ISRO. It is a cryogenic rocket engine which uses oxidisers (gases liquefied and stored at extremely low temperatures).Though there is no specific information, we can expect a manned mission by the ISRO after 2024.
How would the cost of a manned mission to Venus compare to a manned mission to Mars?
sending a manned mission to venus is both cost effective and energy effective the space craft is much closer to sun so the space craft can use solar power based propulsion systems (ion drive, thermal, etc) better effectively than it would on a mission to mars and it can achieve a better efficiency.sending a space craft to orbit venus might be cheaper but landing on surface and setting up a tiny colony or even a small hab will be very challenging and costly .the surface temperature and pressure is harshly high the temp exceeds 400 c and pressure is about 460 bars() building a hab capable of withstanding such extreme pressure and temp in addition to withstanding acidic clouds is very cost thirstyvenus is the hottest planet you will be fried when stand on its surface like happened to soviet venera but recently NASA researchers suggested about setting up a human colony on venus which will be effective compared to martian colony. Unlike a mars colony which will be on or below the surface venus colony would be floating high up in the atmosphere just like a weather balloon. in that altitude the atmospheric conditions will resemble that of earth the temperature and pressure will be same as of that of earth and the floating hab will well be high above sulphuric acid clouds