A new, cost-constrained U.S. plan to send humans on Mars, could be achieved within projected NASA budgets by minimizing new developments and relying especially on already accessible or designed NASA assets. This proceed is described in “A Minimal Architecture for Human Journeys to Mars,” published in New Space, a peer-reviewed biography from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The essay is accessible giveaway on a New Space website until Jul 29, 2015.
Coauthors Hoppy Price, John Baker, and Firouz Naden, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, introduce a long-term, stepwise array of missions to Mars that would start with a organisation alighting on Mars’s moon Phobos in 2033, and followed by a short-stay idea in 2039 and a year-long alighting in 2043.
In a Editorial “We Can Send Humans to Mars Safely and Affordably,” Editor-in-Chief G. Scott Hubbard, Stanford University, describes a formidable engineering, safety, and health issues associated to long-term space transport that have already been overcome. “With all of these prior technical and mercantile issues addressed, we can again trust that a dream of promulgation people to Mars is alive,” Professor Hubbard says. “The subsequent step is to build a extended accord around a idea and plan for a prolonged term, humans to Mars program.” The Editorial is also accessible giveaway on a New Space website until Jul 29, 2015.