The race to Mars is heating up. Three countries are pushing in this one month window to get there; United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates. Only the U.S. has landed before, but India and Europe have a total of 3 orbiting the red planet. This interest and push is something I have been hoping for, and it’s coming soon. The next set of optimally timed launches are 26 months away. Sure, some could go sooner, but they’ll use more fuel.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time. Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft…

Found at apnews.com

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