希尼爾翻譯公司（www.eacrwc.tw）2016年1月3日了解到：At the Marshall Space Flight
Center in Alabama, engineers and scientists are working out how to make
the Mars mission a reality.
Paul Gilbert, manager of the science programs office at the
Center, says they’re still in the very early stages of working out how
to get to the red planet.
"Part of that is working with our partners from the International
Space Station. We’re working through that organization, having
discussions, what are their ideas, here are some of our ideas. And so,
we’re in the early sketchpad phases of trying to work that out and the
partners have ideas and desires and things they want to do in cislunar
A Mars lander is essentially two parts. The bottom half is the
descent stage, it has the propulsion systems on it to enable that soft
landing. And, on top, is the payload. So, we treat this kind of like a
flatbed truck. So, any kind of payload would sit on top.