Man on Mars "In 25 Years"

Society | July 28, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00
Man on Mars "In 25 Years" Orbiter Challenger's first pilot, former NASA Astronaut Jon A. McBride predicted that a man will walk on Mars in 20 or 25 years. Photo by Yuliana Nikolova (

A man will conquer Mars in 20 or 25 years, according to former NASA Astronaut Jon A. McBride.

McBride, who is in Bulgaria upon the special invitation of Bulgaria's first cosmonaut Georgi Ivanov, said that in his opinion the biggest challenge for the mankind will be to step on the Moon once again.
The Cosmos has a lot of hidden secrets, McBride said.

McBride piloted STS 41-G aboard the Orbiter Challenger. His NASA assignments have included lead chase pilot for the maiden voyage of Columbia and orbital rendezvous procedures development.

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