Anu Ojha, Director National Space Academy Programme has said that although he is excited by the Mars mission he has more questions than answers after the announcement earlier.
He told ITV News, "This is an incredibly audacious plan - but we've had audacious plans in the past for human exploration towards Mars."
More top news
Staying unsettled over the next few days, with showers or longer spells of rain
The task was deceptively simple: move 500 elephants 200 miles to a better life. But its execution proved both gripping and inspiring.
The top 10 most overcrowded trains in England and Wales have been revealed - as figures show some are carrying over double their capacity.