Group maps course for journey to Mars Houston Chronicle

A far-reaching space exploration initiative, previewed on Sunday by an international aerospace organization, would launch humans to Mars by 2050. Still in development, the proposal from the Paris-based International Academy of Astronautics seeks to rekindle the legacy of NASA’s Apollo lunar missions by initiating the migration of human explorers throughout the solar system. “We lost it after we went to the moon; we didn’t go to Mars. We recalled the fleet and huddled close to the Earth,” said Wesley Huntress, a planetary geologist from the Carnegie Institution of Washington who outlined the strategy to the World Space Congress.