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‘First to red planet will become Martians’

OTTAWA: Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday. Current predictions are that humans will reach Mars -- up to 400 million kilometers (250 million miles) from Earth -- in the coming decades. But the vast distance means communications with mission control would be delayed by up to 22 minutes. As a result, astronauts…

First to red planet will become Martians: Canada astronaut

OTTAWA: Astronauts traveling through space on the long trip to Mars will not have the usual backup from mission control on Earth and will need to think of themselves as Martians to survive, Canada's most famous spaceman half-jokingly said Friday. Current predictions are that humans will reach Mars -- up to 400 million kilometers (250 million miles) from Earth -- in the coming decades. But the vast distance means communications with mission control would be delayed by up to 22 minutes. As a result, astronauts would…