### How long was the trip to Mars in the Martian?

## How long was the trip to Mars in the Martian?

about six to eight months

NASA estimates a trip to Mars would take about six to eight months with current space travel technology. In The Martian, Watney and the rest of the crew use the fictional Hermes spacecraft to reach the red planet.

**How long is Percy to Mars?**

Mars is farther from the sun than Earth and it takes much longer to orbit, so a Mars year is equivalent to 687 Earth days. That’s the same length of time as Percy’s mission.

### What is the maximum stay time on Mars?

2) Long-Stay Mission (minimum energy) – usually referred to as a conjunction-class mission, this mission profile provides Mars stay times up to 500 days with a round trip total time of about 900 days.

**What is the quickest trip to Mars?**

Most estimates put the travel time in the range of 150-300 days – that’s five to 10 months – and the average is usually around seven months, just like the Perseverance rover. The two fastest travel times from Earth to Mars are for the Viking 6 and Viking 7 spacecraft, which took 155 and 128 days respectively.

## Where is Mars perseverance now?

Jezero Crater

Perseverance has landed in the 45km-wide Jezero Crater. Just like Gale crater, the location for NASA’s other current rover Curiosity, Jezero is the site of a suspected ancient lake and river delta.

**Can you return from Mars?**

On the first trip to Mars, it is necessary to bring all of this fuel with you to Mars. That means you will have to spend 3-4 months at Mars before you can begin your return trip. All in all, your trip to Mars would take about 21 months: 9 months to get there, 3 months there, and 9 months to get back.

### Can we speed up the trip to Mars?

One that can approach relativistic speeds. We can execute missions to Mars, but it takes several months for a vehicle to reach the Red Planet. In short, we can propel individual particles to near light speed inside particle accelerators, but haven’t expanded that technology to the macro level.

How long was the trip to Mars in the Martian? about six to eight months NASA estimates a trip to Mars would take about six to eight months with current space travel technology. In The Martian, Watney and the rest of the crew use the fictional Hermes spacecraft to reach the red planet. How long…