New study from MIT study suggest a human mission to Mars can be much more cheaper if Nasa use Moon to refueling, mission may more lighten at launch.
Studies suggested; lunar soil and water ice in some certain craters may be mined and converted to fuel that spaceships can use, of course people who made this study assuming that mining technology will be available until Nasa will able send people to Mars. MIT group has found that using Moon for refuel would reduce the mass of mission launch by 68 percent.
The group developed a model to determine the best route to Mars, assuming the availability of resources and fuel-generating infrastructure on the moon. Based on their calculations, they determined the optimal route to Mars, in order to minimize the mass that would have to be launched from Earth — often a major cost driver in space exploration missions.
MIT scientist developed a route to Mars, assuming the spaceship might get fuel from Moon, that need fuel-generating infrastructure and resources on Moon. Optimal route to Mars, in order the minimize the cost the saving Matt Damon again. Idea is launch the crew from Earth with enough fuel to get into orbit and more fuel will be picked-up by the Mars-bound crew.