NASA may conduct a yearlong manned mission to the moon before its scheduled Journey to Mars in 2030. The lunar mission will test equipment and technology intended to be used for the red planet.
NASA is planning on sending a manned mission to Venus' orbit. The mission will serve as a training ground for the mission to Mars.
An internal letter by the acting NASA administrator hinted that the new administration wants to send humans to the moon in 2018.
NASA is currently rehearsing to prepare for the manned mission to Mars. However, some experts are worried if the Journey to Mars will proceed due to the newly elected president and his stance on space exploration programs.