A human mission to Mars has been the subject of science fiction, aerospace engineering and scientific proposals since the 20th century. Who will get to Mars first? That is, depending on how the first settlements go — Musk said in 2016 that “probably people will die,” but “ultimately, it will be very safe to go to Mars, and it will be very comfortable.” “They are only committed to doing a flyby of Mars or an orbit of Mars sometime in the 2030s. Unlike the other organizations on this list, Inspiration Mars—led by Dennis Tito, the first tourist to go to space (for only $20 million)—doesn't plan to leave people on Mars. The first phase is called Earth Reliant, and … Plans include landing on Mars for exploration at a minimum, with the possibility of sending settlers and terraforming the planet or exploring its moons Phobos and Deimos also considered.

Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit Mars (1971): 168 days Viking 1 , the first U.S. craft to land on Mars (1975): 304 days Viking 2 Orbiter/Lander (1975): 333 days

But SpaceX will get there first.” SpaceX does have competition, though. Time to get to Mars (Opportunity): 7 months. SpaceX has … Overview of Moon to Mars: NASA's plans to enable human exploration of the Moon as preparation for human missions to Mars and deeper into the solar system. Curiosity (2011) Curiosity is the most recent rover to land on Mars, landing on Mars in August of 2012. In 15 years’ time, when the Earth and Mars will once again be tantalisingly close, Nasa intends to land its first manned mission on Mars. That is, depending on how the first settlements go — Musk said in 2016 that “probably people will die,” but “ultimately, it will be very safe to go to Mars, and it will be very comfortable.” SpaceX is shooting for a landing on Mars by 2018. MyBookie’s betting line gives SpaceX a 75 percent chance of sending humans to Mars first. Both Boeing and SpaceX hope to get there first, with SpaceX setting the lofty goal of arriving in 2022. “Mars would be one of them.

This simple sentence was the gist of a statement made by the company's founder, Elon Musk via a Twitter post Wednesday. ... with the aim of putting humans in orbit around Mars by the 2030s. NASA’s Mars plan is far more involved with investigating the problems of long-term interplanetary flight, as they plan to build space stations in ciclunar orbit over the course of 14 years, the Deep Space Gateway and the Deep Space Transport, which will become the planetary vessel they will use for the first manned mission to Mars in 2033.
Curiosity’s mission is to study Mars’ climate as well as its topography in the search for any type of bacterial life on Mars. Technically speaking, the odds are -300, which means bettors would have to lay down $300 to get … USA, the European Space Agency, China and Russia are currently embroiled in a new age space race to become the first to get to Mars. The moon would be another.” At this month’s GeekWire Summit, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said the first humans … However, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos — whose aerospace company Blue Origin is busy engaging in the modern-day "space race" — said going to the moon "is actually the fastest way to get to Mars…

NASA also has competition in the race to get to Mars. “Mars would be one of them. The first lander on Mars, soft landed on 2 December 1971.