Artist's concept of a future Mars mission. Credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings, SAIC
Credit: NASA/Pat Rawlings, SAIC

Ahead of the launch of the agency’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, NASA’s associate administrators for the agency’s Science Mission Directorate, Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate and Space Technology Mission Directorate, along with NASA’s chief scientist, discuss the progress NASA is making to send humans to Mars.