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The first humans could land on Saturn in 2076, according to a team of researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who calculated how long it would take humanity to achieve such space exploration.
Although landing on Saturn would be the most important achievement, the first missions manned by humans are also contemplated, probably landing on Mars and on some moons of Jupiter.
According to the researchers, at the beginning of the XXIII century, humanity will contemplate launches of manned interstellar missions to exoplanets, while missions to other galaxies would be contemplated by the end of the XXIV century.
The new mission to the Moon
The NASA team of scientists published an article in which they explore when humans will be able to leave Earth and extend beyond the stars.
If the study complies with the above, humanity will be able to set foot on the moon again by the end of the year 2024, on a mission called Artemis.
In fact, the Artemis mission is considered the first step in preparing for a future mission to the planet Mars, but the new NASA study suggests that humans should go even further before the end of this century.
That is, first, In 2024, humanity should be stepping on the Moon for the second time in history, for later, in the year 2038, to be managing to reach the red planet.
Years later, around 2064, humanity should be able to reach the asteroid belt and probably some trip to the moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to finally step on the latter.
Finally, in 2254, humans should be able to travel to the nearest neighboring star, Proxima Centauri, which is only 4.2 light-years away from us in the constellation Centaurus.
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