“Never mistake a clear view for a short distance.”
—Mark Spain, top Real Estate Broker
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and seen Mars without a telescope?
If you have, you were viewing the red planet – which won’t appear red – at a distance of about 34 million miles, when at its closest to Earth.
Although the math is complicated, and there is no way to travel to Mars in a straight line – which, if you could, would take 39 days – here is a list of a few missions and the time it took for the journey:
- Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit Mars (1971): 168 days
- Viking 1, the first U.S. craft to land on Mars (1995): 304 days
- Mars Science Laboratory (2011): 254 days
To what degree are you fully prepared to go the distance on one or more personal or professional goals, that you can clearly see ahead?