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Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

Mars or bust: the new space race to put humans on the red planet

The Guardian - Zahaan Bharmal

Two years ago tomorrow, a nuclear-powered rover, the size of an SUV and weighing almost a tonne, was lowered onto the surface of Mars. Touching down ever so gently, Nasa’s Curiosity landed with an almighty roar. It sent a message to the world that a new space race – a race to eventually set foot on …

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