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Martian Outpost

Author : Erik Seedhouse
ISBN : 9780387981918
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Mars Outpost provides a detailed insight into the various technologies, mission architectures, medical requirements, and training needed to send humans to Mars. It focuses on mission objectives and benefits, and the risks and complexities that are compounded when linked to an overall planet exploration program involving several expeditions and setting up a permanent presence on the surface. The first section provides the background to sending a human mission to Mars. Analogies are made with early polar exploration and the expeditions of Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson. The interplanetary plans of the European Space Agency, NASA, and Russia are examined, including the possibility of one or more nations joining forces to send humans to Mars. Current mission architectures, such as NASA’s Constellation, ESA’s Aurora, and Ross Tierney’s DIRECT, are described and evaluated. The next section looks at how humans will get to the Red Planet, beginning with the preparation of the crew. The author examines the various analogues to understand the problems Mars-bound astronauts will face. Additional chapters describe the transportation hardware necessary to launch 4-6 astronauts on an interplanetary trajectory to Mars, including the cutting edge engineering and design of life support systems required to protect crews for more than a year from the lethal radiation encountered in deep space. NASA’s current plan is to use standard chemical propulsion technology, but eventually Mars crews will take advantage of advanced propulsion concepts, such as the Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket, ion drives and nuclear propulsion. The interplanetary options for reaching Mars, as well as the major propulsive maneuvers required and the trajectories and energy requirements for manned and unmanned payloads, are reviewed . Another chapter addresses the daunting medical problems and available countermeasures for humans embarking on a mission to Mars: the insidious effects of radiation on the human body and the deleterious consequences of bone and muscle deconditioning. Crew selection will be considered, bearing in mind the strong possibility that they may not be able to return to Earth. Still another chapter describes the guidance, navigation, and control system architecture, as well as the lander design requirements and crew tasks and responsibilities required to touch down on the Red Planet. Section 3 looks at the surface mission architectures. Seedhouse describes such problems as radiation, extreme temperatures, and construction challenges that will be encountered by colonists. He examines proposed concepts for transporting cargo and astronauts long distances across the Martian surface using magnetic levitation systems, permanent rail systems, and flying vehicles. In the penultimate chapter of the book, the author explains an adaptable and mobile exploration architecture that will enable long-term human exploration of Mars, perhaps making it the next space-based tourist location.

Resource Utilization And Site Selection For A Self Sufficient Martian Outpost

Author : Donald Barker
ISBN : NASA:31769000627755
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Resource Utilization And Site Selection For A Self Sufficient Martian Outpost

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Adm Nasa
ISBN : 1729428843
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As a planet with striking similarities to Earth, Mars is an important focus for scientific research aimed at understanding the processes of planetary evolution and the formation of our solar system. Fortunately, Mars is also a planet with abundant natural resources, including assessible materials that can be used to support human life and to sustain a self-sufficient martian outpost. Resources required include water, breathable air, food, shelter, energy, and fuel. Through a mission design based on in situ resource development, we can establish a permanent outpost on Mars beginning with the first manned mission. This paper examines the potential for supporting the first manned mission with the objective of achieving self-sufficiency through well-understood resource development and a program of rigorous scientific research aimed at extending that capability. We examine the potential for initially extracting critical resources from the martian environment, and discuss the scientific investigations required to identify additional resources in the atmosphere, on the surface, and within the subsurface. We also discuss our current state of knowledge of Mars, technical considerations of resource utilization, and using unmanned missions' data for selecting an optimal site. The primary goal of achieving self-sufficiency on Mars would accelerate the development of human colonization beyond Earth, while providing a robust and permanent martian base from which humans can explore and conduct long-term research on planetary evolution, the solar system, and life itself. Barker, Donald and Chamitoff, Gregory and James, George Johnson Space Center

Cvc Veri A Guide To The Epic Of The Martian Empire

Author : Lee Streiff
ISBN : 9781456611903
Genre : Fiction
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Introduction By Lee Streiff "In 1937 James Streiff and Bob Parks created 'the Epic of the Martian Empire'; in 1942 Paul Carter added his vision of the Cosmic Vortex to it, and the Universe was never the same again..." Lee Streiff Once we lived in the world of the Martian Empire, but that now seems like a long time ago - it all began in those last remaining years before World War II changed our consciousnesses forever. It was an ephemeral, still time; a quiet space in which we could dream about the future without the burden of its consequences: ghastly war - genocide - the atomic bomb. It was in 1937... and my brother James was 13, and in the eighth grade at Robinson Junior High School in Wichita, Kansas. And in James's mind he was fashioning a cosmic empire filled with strange and wonderful creatures and races - in which a stalwart group of Exiles from the planet Mars were the chief actors and heroes. This Empire, the Martian Empire, eventually spread over most of the known Universe before it finally faded away in 1948'. During the eleven years it flourished however, the Martian Epic became very elaborate - covering some 15 billion years of Martian history - and Martian technology, manners and morals, art, music, religion, language and literature. And it generated a narrative Epic that encompassed many galaxies. Although a number of people became involved in this epic - Bob Parks, John Roth, Robert Frickel, Charles Goodrum, and Robert Arnold, among others - it was first and foremost the vision of James, who worked out and brought together the maps, timelines, the celestial spaces, the customs, and the characters that made up the Martian Empire in all its diverse grandeur. In early 1937 I was only four years old - and so it was that most of my childhood and youth were somehow surrounded or suffused with the images and tales of the Epic. However it was not until I reached the age of eleven that I became the brief inheritor of, and participant in the affairs of the Epic itself. It was during World War II in 1943. that I first took over the job of running the business of the Martian Empire while all of its members were away from Wichita, in the Army, Navy, and Air Force. Knowing that he would soon be drafted, James began grooming me for the task early in that year. He reported for active Military duty on June 3, 1943, and that changed the course of my daily life. I was now on my own, with a heavy responsibility, I published The Martian News Letter, the official journal of the group, using carbon paper - and a bit later a hectograph; published, The Order of Shultz, which circulated the business of the inner circle; reorganized The Files; answered correspondence among the far flung Martians scattered around the globe; and did research for a number of topics for James, using my contacts in the world of Science Fiction Fandom. When James returned from active service in February of 1946, my task had been completed, and in any case, my interests were largely turning in other directions. By 1947, in my sophomore year at East High School, I was even leaving Science Fiction itself behind and was now involved in art and literature. But then that is another story. In the Following seven Chapters, Lee Streiff describes in his "Guide to the Epic of the Martian Empire" of how the tales and creation of the Epic... all came about.

Exploring The Martian Moons

Author : Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
ISBN : 9783319527000
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future.

From Cave Man To Cave Martian

Author : Manfred “Dutch” von Ehrenfried
ISBN : 9783030054083
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If I Was President My Blueprint For America

Author : Marty Piatt, Architect
ISBN : 9781468595192
Genre : Political Science
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I, not unlike most Americans, have grown tired of the politics of politics, the lies and deceptions of our Congress, and the hypocrisy of the every day political life of the members of our Senate, our House of Representatives, and our Presidency. The campaigns of our future Presidential and Congressional candidates telling Americans they have all the answers, yet offering no real substantial or definitive courses of action to make our country the great nation it once was. I believe the solutions to the many challenges our country is facing are simple, and certainly not rocket science. I believe the means and methods necessary to fix our broken and corrupted Congress, stalled economy, high unemployment, and skyrocketing budget deficit are not that complicated. I question whether Congress and the Presidency really know the proper strides to correct all of these unfortunate circumstances. Within the following pages of this book appropriately entitled, “If I was President...”, I intend to outline what I believe, hopefully with most all Americans in agreement, are the paths to recovery and road to prosperity “We The People” of the United States of America would like to see, which is... “My Blueprint for America”.

Secret Of The Red Spot

Author : Eando Binder
ISBN : 9781479403523
Genre : Fiction
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May 23, 2440 A.D. Around Jay Bruce's spaceship, the sky is an impenetrable blanked of opaque gas, typical of this region on Jupiter just north of the Red Spot. Bruce is puzzled. Why has the lovely young woman seated next to him chartered his ship to cruise an uninhabited area? Then it appears...a massive Martian warship unlike any he's ever seen before, forcing him to land -- and perhaps to die -- in the barren Jovian wilderness!

Tomb Of The Ancients

Author : Allan A. Zarbock
ISBN : 9781435721852
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TOMB OF THE ANCIENTS-In circa 2020, a mineral and ore mining operation on the planet Mars accidentally uncovers the ruins of an ancient civilization. From inside the magnificent ruins, the bust of an ancient warrior (Ares/Mars) is retrieved by Earth scientists. While analyzing the bust, the scientists discover it possesses a powerful, yet mysterious, technology. Immediately, a research and recovery team led by Dr. Theo Stone launches an expedition to Mars in order to unlock the mystery behind this technology. While lost inside the ancient ruins discovered on Mars, Theo must defeat Ares before the ancient god of war can steal his body and conquer the Earth.

The Case For Mars V

Author : Penelope J. Boston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025155040
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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