NASA announced its intention to send an expedition to Mars by the end of the 2030s. This was told by NASA head Bill Nelson at a press conference held after the landing of the Orion ship, reports WCCFTech.

Nelson recalled that former US President Barack Obama announced his intention to send a Martian mission around 2033. According to Nelson, the end of the 2030s is a more realistic term. He stressed that in any case, the prospects will depend on the speed of implementation of the necessary technologies.

Nelson also spoke about plans for SpaceX’s Starship lunar landing vehicle. It is now the only vehicle selected by NASA to land humans on the moon as part of the Artemis program. Without a crew, the ship is to land on the moon at the end of next year, and in another year it will deliver the crew there.