NASA has just released the above photo of the pressure suit to be used by our astronauts when exploring Mars.
I would jump for joy and dance around the Maypole (It is May 1st) except for one teeny-weeny problem:
We can't even get to the space station without hitching a ride on a Russian rocket. Beyond that, a Mars rocket by us is a total impossibility in today's reality.
Buy by golly, we got our Mars spacesuit all ready to go.
I suppose the new strategy now is to hitch a ride on a Russian or Chinese rocket after they establish a Mars spaceport.
A ride to the space station on a Russian rocket - today -costs us over 60 million dollars per astronaut. That's a pretty expensive seat.
How much will a ticket to Mars cost us endlessly generous taxpayers? Maybe NASA will trade pressure suits for seats.
Sad, how far the once mighty NASA has fallen.