Topic Reading-Vol.2555-4/10/2019

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Topic Reading-Vol.2555-4/10/2019

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2019/04/10 Topic Reading-Vol.2555-4/10/2019

Dear MEL Topic Readers,

NASA wants to land astronauts on Mars by 2033

Mars, often referred to as the Red Planet because of its reddish appearance, is the fourth planet from the Sun in our Solar System. Unlike our inner neighbor Venus, which is the hottest and least visit-able of all, Mars has much more habitable environment with ice and air, though it is too thin to breathe. The Red Planet has been the next frontier to land humans after the Moon for astronomers, entrepreneurs, and even politicians.

Though it is bright and easily visible to naked eyes especially when it comes close to us every 26 months, it is still over 57 million kilometers away and takes six to nine months to fly there even if the spacecraft takes advantage of the Hohmann Transfer Orbit.


So far, the US has successfully landed eight unmanned spacecraft on Mars. Now NASA, the US space agency is trying to land humans there by 2033.

Who will send humans to Mars and successfully bring them back to Earth first, NASA, Russia, China or Space X?

Enjoy reading and imagine when you or your offspring will visit the Red Planet for vacation.


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