How long does it take to get to Mars – and why is it so difficult? (video)

Science & Technology

Why are there so many attempts to get to Mars at the moment?China has successfully launched its first rover mission to the Red Planet.It comes just a few days after United Arab Emirate’s Hope satellite was despatched and Nasa’s Perseverance Rover is scheduled to take off on 30th July.Well, summer 2020 is a popular time for missions to the red planet because of the way the planets align – but how long does it take to get there?Landing on Mars is known as the “seven minutes of terror”, and there are lots of reasons why.