Economy NASA plans to land astronauts on Mars by 2033 Updated : April 04, 2019 08:16 AM IST NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine cited the goal of putting astronauts on Mars by 2033, as a reason why NASA needs to accelerate its Moon landing plan Given the distance to Mars, spacecraft has to take at least six months to get there, making the 2033 schedule tighter. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.