OCT 01, 2015 4:31 PM PDT

Mars vs. The ISS: Two Very Different Missions


ISS astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren talk about the challenges of a mission to Mars. Scott Kelly, when asked how the psychology of the mission to Mars would differ from a stint on the ISS said "There's no doubt about it, it will differ vastly." Kelly talked about the length of the trip getting to Mars and the fact that after a few days, astronauts on the way to Mars would not be able to see Earth.

Kelly elaborated on one of the things he misses most about not being home: The ability to leave. As amazing at the ISS is, it's not like any of the residents can open a door and take a stroll down to the local pub. Another difference in a mission aboard the ISS and a journey to Mars is the communication. Astronauts going to Mars will not be able to communicate with Earth easily. Check out the video to hear more from Kelly and Lindgren about the differences between an ISS mission and a Mars mission.
About the Author
  • I'm a writer living in the Boston area. My interests include cancer research, cardiology and neuroscience. I want to be part of using the Internet and social media to educate professionals and patients in a collaborative environment.
You May Also Like
JAN 27, 2020
Space & Astronomy
JAN 27, 2020
How Dangerous is Radiation on Mars?
One of humankind’s most ambitious goals for the next decade is preparing to send astronauts to Mars for the very first time. Such a feat is projected...
FEB 11, 2020
Space & Astronomy
FEB 11, 2020
Why China Was Banned from the International Space Station
The International Space Station is just that – a place where international space agencies can work together in an effort to accomplish similar goals:...
MAR 08, 2020
Space & Astronomy
MAR 08, 2020
2020 Has a Lot of Martian Missions in Store
Space agencies typically send missions to Mars once every several years, depending on the need for scientific exploration and the technological capabilitie...
MAR 09, 2020
Plants & Animals
MAR 09, 2020
These Beetles Protect Themselves From Predators by Spraying Acid
At first glance, oogpister and bombardier beetles may look just like any other beetle, but it sports a uniquely interesting capability that helps it evade...
APR 01, 2020
Cardiology
APR 01, 2020
Avoiding Caries in Children
Thankfully, children are free of many of the chronic diseases that plague older populations. That said, one of the most common chronic diseases children do...
APR 02, 2020
Clinical & Molecular DX
APR 02, 2020
Diagnosing Antisocial Personality Disorder
Antisocial personality disorder (APD), a mental disorder, is sometimes referred to as sociopathy. Persons with the disorder often show no regard for right...
Loading Comments...