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This Crewed Mission to Mars Goes Through Europe

ESA is a low-key space agency critical to humans returning to the moon, which 53 years after Apollo 11 will be a way station for the red planet.

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Giant Leap: Manned Mission to Mars Goes Through Europe

Some of NASA’s greatest missions have been in collaboration with ESA. Now, the European Space Agency is getting more ambitious. It’s an essential partner to America’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration in an endeavor to return to the Moon a half-century after the Apollo program—and eventually on to Mars.

In this episode of Bloomberg’s Giant Leap, we explore how ESA has been quietly breaking new scientific ground for decades while its bigger, better-funded, and noisier cousin across the Atlantic has been getting all the headlines.