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So You Want To Go To Mars?

From the old pros at NASA to SpaceX founder Elon Musk, everyone is talking about going to Mars in the not so distant future. So why not get in on the fun and take a trip to Mars yourself? This three-part series has the complete lowdown on what you will need to know to get ready for your journey to the Red Planet, but be warned: Going to Mars isn't easy. The costs are gigantic and the dangers are very real. But for the trip of a lifetime like this, it might all be worth it.

Let's start with the basics of how you're going to get there. It can be tempting to think that reaching Mars isn't all that different from NASA's previous missions to the Moon, albeit on a much larger scale. But visiting Mars isn't just a question of distance, but of location as well. A Mars mission requires careful timing if you're going to make it at all.

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