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Round-trip ticket to the red planet

In this century, the first humans will go to Mars. What will such a six to eight month journey be like? What are the greatest dangers both for the journey itself and for living on the red planet? In this Dutch article, engineers outline challenges and solutions. Leo Marceils, professor at Wageningen UR and TIME SCALE partner, comments on growing plants in space. 

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The article was written and published by the renowed Dutch technical magazine De ingenieur. The PDF has been made available for download by courtesy of De ingenieur.

February 2, 2017. Photo: NASA.