The ascent vehicle blasts off from Mars
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How to put a human on Mars

22 July 2013 Last updated at 15:48 BST

An Imperial College London team of scientists discuss how we could put a human on Mars.

They describe the crafts and engineering they would use to try and get a human onto the surface of the Red Planet and back safely to Earth.

Video journalist: Neil Bowdler. Animation: George Spencer. Music: Spiro.