Monday, January 28, 2008

Sun shield to let space crews boldly go to Mars

The question of how to fend off the solar wind has been given some urgency by an international plan - the Global Exploration Strategy, signed by 14 space agencies including those of Britain, China, France and the US - to return to the moon and send astronauts further into space. George Bush has committed the US to a return trip to the moon by 2020 and the ultimate aim is to send people on the eight-month voyage to the red planet.

(Mars mission patch by Mondolithic Studios.)

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