(The Sun) Sean Keach Oct 22 2019 17:25 NASA has doubled down on his promise to land humans on Mars in the 2030s potentially as early as 2035. Space agency chief Jim Bridenstine made the bold claim saying the advanced timeline is thanks to the ongoing mission to put man back on the Moon. NASA is currently planning to return to the lunar surface with a manned mission in just five years. If we are accelerating the moon landing we are accelerating the Mars landing Jim said speaking at the International Astronautical Congress. I suggest we can do it by 2035. It follows his previous claim in April that NASA could be on the red planet by 2033. We can move up the Mars landing by moving up the Moon landing to 2024 Jim explained at the time. We need to learn how to live and work in another world. The Moon is the best place to prove those capabilities and technologies. The sooner we can achieve that objective the sooner we can move on to Mars.