Experts at Airventure Discuss Mission to Mars

Charlie Precourt has spent nearly 1,000 hours in outer space, but back home on Earth the former astronaut is working on another mission – A manned trips to Mars.
“It’s just so inspiring to think we had the capability to put me and my astronaut crew that far into space,” he says. “How much more inspiring it will be to be able to go beyond the moons orbit and then to Mars.”
Precourt’s company is designing the launch mechanism for the flight, showcased at an exhibit inside Airventure. It’s all part of a launch planned for the early 2030’s.
“It sounds far away,” says Lockheed Martin Engineer Larry Price. “But building a machine of this kind of complexity takes some time to do.”
This afternoon, a panel of experts answered questions from a crowd filled with aviation experts.