“There are only 17 years left,” he told the newspaper El Mundo. And he remembered: to get to the Moon it takes three or four days, and Mars is much further.
According to Nelson, the flight to the Red Planet will last seven or eight years.
You will have to spend at least two years there, and only then return to Earth. Previously, it did not work due to the location of the planets. “The return journey will be shorter: 6-8 months,” the NASA chief emphasized, “and much remains to be developed to save the lives of people who go to Mars.”