• Question: What made you want to investigate Mars?

    Asked by Joe to Joe - ESA Team, Divya M. - PanCam Team, Alex - Engineering Team, Adam - Planetary Team on 28 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Alex Taylor-Gates

      Alex Taylor-Gates answered on 28 Jan 2020:

      Hi Swim130ear,

      I think for many of us it is curiosity, to try to gain answers to the unanswerable questions, which in doing so helps propel the human race into the future. Mars is the first hurdle when considering space exploration.

      Is it possible for there to be other origins of life?
      What materials can be found on Mars?
      Can Mars sustain Earth based life, and there is there prospect of colonisation?

      We can only answer these questions if we investigate them!