Would you rather be the first person to land on Mars or the first person to live on the moon?
It is estimated that the distance between Earth and Mars is 48 million miles. That means it would take around 260 days to get there. The atmosphere also isn’t very friendly to humans: It’s really, really, really cold (the average temperature is –81 degrees Fahrenheit!), and we aren’t able to breathe the air.
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