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# How long would it take for a space shuttle to travel to mars?

Updated: 9/15/2023

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How long it takes a spacecraft to reach Mars depends on the changing distances between Mars and Earth as they orbit the sun, and other factors. Trips are usually planned for when Mars will be closest to Earth; the shortest is about three months.

None of NASA's Space Shuttle fleet are capable of making the trip, and the remaining shuttles are due to be retired.

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