# How long does it take to travel between Mars and Earth? – Firewire

Mars has been a target for Earth for several decades. First, probes were sent to examine it, and now they’re evaluating what it would be like to live there. but, How long does it take to travel between the red and blue planets?

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The first thing to know is the position of the planets in their orbit around the sun. It was also explained by the space portal. On average, they are about 225 million km apart.

But the speed of the spacecraft must also be known. That’s why SpaceX, with Elon Musk at the helm, is developing Starship, The most powerful rocket in history, which will travel to both the Moon and Mars.

The spacecraft has two reusable stages, usable mass 150 tons towards the Moon or Mars, total length 120 meters, take-off mass 4400 tons, 33 Raptor engines in the booster (providing 7,600 tons of thrust for takeoff) and 6 engines in the vehicle.

In his months of testing, where it exploded, Arrived in the first minute of takeoff to1000 kilometers per hour until you reach twice that speed after 60 seconds.

## Travel time between Mars and Earth

We return to the starting point: How long does it take to travel between Mars and Earth?

The journey between Mars and Earth It takes about 6 months. However, the time can vary between 5 and 9 months, depending on the relative position of the two planets.

A spacecraft traveling to Mars at the highest possible speed can reach the planet in about 6 months. But those who do it at a slower speed It can take up to 9 months to reach Mars.

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For example, the Mariner 4 probe, which flew to Mars in 1965, took 225 days. Its successors, Mariner 6 and 7 (1969), They did it in 128 days (almost 4 months, an absolute record).

Vikings 1 and 2 (1976) did it in 300 days; Pathfinder (1997), at 8 months; Curiosity (2011), at 8 months and Perseverance (2021) in 7 months.

How long does the spacecraft need to go at its maximum speed? We’ll see it in a few years, probably.

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