President Obama Sets His Sights On Mars
The president said cooperation between government and business is necessary to develop the technology for deep-space travel.By Stephanie Liebergen | October 11, 2016
President Barack Obama has just a couple months left in his presidency, but he's still setting some long-term goals.
In an editorial published by CNN, the president committed to sending people to Mars by the 2030s.
Obama knows this endeavor will require both government and business efforts, noting private companies are already working "to build new habitats that can sustain and transport astronauts on long-duration missions in deep space."