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Will NASA land people on Mars prior to 2030?
Landing people on Mars is a longstanding ambition of NASA. Wikipedia lists 17 crewed Mars mission proposed by NASA, with the first one from 1960.
The latest is the "Moon to Mars" idea, as stated in Space Policy Directive-1:
The NASA Administrator shall, 'Lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities. Beginning with missions beyond low-Earth orbit, the United States will lead the return of humans to the Moon for long-term exploration and utilization, followed by human missions to Mars and other destinations.'
The general ambition seems to be achieving landing people on Mars around 2030.
Metaculus has very similar and popular question "Will SpaceX land people on Mars prior to 2030?". However, there is no corresponding question for NASA.
So, will a NASA-branded mission land people on Mars prior to Jan 1, 2030?
The question will resolve positively even if the NASA-branded mission makes use of SpaceX transport system, under the condition that the main funding for the mission comes from USA budget.
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