NASA plans to use ISS in preparation for flights to Mars

The work on the International Space Station will be the focus of the U.S.
human space program for the next decade and it will be the first step in preparation for future manned flights to Mars, the head of NASA said.
“ISS is an anchor for the future of human space exploration and major component of our current human space program,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said at the International Space Station and Mars Conference at George Washington University on Wednesday.
“Over at least next ten years, we will continue collaboration with other nations in order to live and work together in space and perform researches and technology demonstrations,” Bolden said.
The NASA chief stressed the importance of the ISS as the most realistic model to test life support and other technologies that wou…

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