# How many years would it take to get to Mars?

## How many years would it take to get to Mars?

If you were to reach Mars based on the current speeds of spaceships, it would take roughly nine months, according to the Nasa Goddard Space Flight Centre’s website. Unmanned spacecraft travelling to Mars have taken anywhere from 128 days to 333 days to reach the red planet.

**Why does it take 4 years to get to Mars?**

It takes the Earth one year to orbit the Sun and it takes Mars about 1.9 years ( say 2 years for easy calculation ) to orbit the Sun. The elliptical orbit which carries you from Earth to Mars is longer than Earth’s orbit, but shorter than Mars’ orbit. So it takes nine months to get to Mars.

### Is going to Mars a one way trip?

A ‘one way’ trip (or, in other words: emigration) to Mars is currently the only way we can get people on Mars within the next 20 years. This in no way excludes the possibility of a return flight at some point in the future.

**What is the travel time from Earth to Mars?**

The total journey time from Earth to Mars takes between 150-300 days depending on the speed of the launch, the alignment of Earth and Mars, and the length of the journey the spacecraft takes to reach its target. It really just depends on how much fuel you’re willing to burn to get there. More fuel, shorter travel time.

#### How long for light to Mars?

On average in its orbit, Mars is about 228,000,000,000 meters away from the sun (that’s 2.28 x 1011 m in scientific notation). Light travels at 300,000,000 meters/second (3x 108 m/s). To get the answer, divide the distance by the speed. You’ll find that it takes 760 seconds, or 12 minutes and 40 seconds for sunlight to reach Mars.

**What is one way trip to Mars?**

The first journey to Mars will be a one-way trip. That’s according to CEO and Co-Founder of space exploration business Mars One, Bas Lansdorp, who spoke to ELN about the logistics of getting to the small red planet. He said although the technology to make the voyage and settle there is available, it is currently not possible to return home.

## How long to travel to Mars?

It takes between 210 and 300 days to get to Mars traveling at a normal speed, dependent on the orbital distance from Earth to Mars. Space, the final frontier. For hundreds of years, humans have always had a fascination with space and the universe as a whole.