How can astronauts explore the Grand Canyon of Mars, Valles Marineris?

How can astronauts explore the Grand Canyon of Mars, Valles Marineris?

There are many in the Mars exploration community who see Valles Marineris as a “general” site ripe for human exploration that may uncover the planet’s history and its ability to support microbial life.

But what is the best way to study the multifaceted geology of this place? Can future crews on the Red Planet safely enter this vast canyon system? And what awaits those exploring a vast region branded as the Grand Canyon of Mars?

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