Previously there were several missions to Mars before the author’s team planned on having one too.
The first mission to Mars according to NASA’s official website was the Mariner 3, which was launched on Nov. 5, 1964, when it was more than 50 years ago than now.
“Between 1962 and 1973, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed and built 10 spacecraft named Mariner to explore the inner solar system – visiting the planet Venus, Mars and Mercury for the first time, and returning to Venus and Mars for additional close observations. The Mariners were all relatively small robotic explorers, each launched on an Atlas rocket with either an Agena or Centaur upper0stage booster, and weighing less than half a ton (without onboard rocket propellant). – NASA – Missions to …show more content…
Those missions were all important mission for humans’ history of discovering the red planet, and they function in different ways like recording the climate of Mars, measuring the atmosphere of Mars, or even gather information about the craters on Mars. Currently there are some on-going missions too, like the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Mars Exploration Rovers (Spirit and Opportunity), Mars Express, Mars Odyssey, Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity), Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN). The author is a pro of missions to discover the Solar System, because we don’t know how big it is other than our common sense, such as black holes and black matter. Something smaller could be like how’s the core of Mars looks like, can we live on Mars just like in the movie Martian? And he holds a strong believe that one-day human will know the universe and discover more amazing