I’ve recently started reading for leisure. The new book i’m reading now is “The Martian” by Andy Weir. The fiction novel follows an American astronaut, Mark Watney, as he becomes stranded alone on Mars and must improvise in order to survive. The novel for me is very hard to put down, a awesome page turner. While reading the novel it made me wonder? Could I drop everything and travel to Mars? The answer is…..Yes. It would be awesome to travel to outer space and see what’s going on up there. According to NASA, a vessel with humans on it would take roughly six months to travel to Mars and another six months to travel back from Mars. In addition, astronauts would have to stay 18-20 months on Mars before the planets re-align for a return trip. In all, the mission would take roughly 2 1/2 years. How do you guys feel about this? Would you travel to Mars?
Check out “The Martian” trailer below