The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin made an interesting statement at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum regarding the actively discussed possibility of a quick manned flight to Mars.
Rogozin said that this is a complete absurdity from a technical point of view, and that behind this “there is nothing but the move of a successful marketer”, enthralling ordinary people with his stories.
The fact is that going from Earth to Mars is required at a certain period of time, which is called the launch window and occurs every two years. It is also necessary to return from Mars to Earth during the launch window. Separately, it is difficult for future colonists to stay in the confined space of a spacecraft for a long time.
The head of Roscosmos explained:
How to stuff 100 people, like sprats in a bank, without the ability to move for nine months, into a spaceship? Then they will fly there. They have been waiting for the next launch window to open for two years in order to dump it back to Earth from there. ”