Case for Mars V: May 26-29, 1993, Boulder, CO

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Battling a climate of waning support for space flight in general and the human exploration of Mars in particular, natural and social scientists, engineers, and other advocates gathered to provide a vehicle for maintaining a continuous dialogue among people in the technical community who were exploring the issue. In 33 papers they discuss planning, surface exploration, transportation concepts, power and fuel systems on Mars, terraforming, and Mars Base concepts for long-term habitation. Abstracts are included for about 90 additional papers. There is no subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877034599
  • Publisher: Univelt, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Science and Technology Ser.
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 552

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Chapter 1 Planning for Missions to Mars 1
Mars Colonization: Technically Feasible, Affordable, and a Universal Human Drive (AAS 95-495) 3
The Third Era of Space Exploration (AAS 93-803) 17
Marketing Mars: A Preliminary Survey of Public Attitudes (AAS 93-806) 43
Is There a Short Term Economic and Social Justification for Manned Solar System Exploration? (AAS 93-808) 59
Is Bone Loss in Space a Problem? (AAS 93-850) 71
Relevance and Impact of Planetary Environment Protection on Future Mars Missions (AAS 93-822) 85
Adaptable Software Needed for Mars Missions (AAS 93-866) 91
Footsteps to Mars: An Incremental Approach to Mars Exploration (AAS 93-807) Abstract 107
Chapter 2 Surface Exploration 109
MESUR Pathfinder Microrover Flight Experiment: A Status Report (AAS 93-817) 111
The Mars Aerial Platform Mission: A Global Reconnaissance of the Red Planet Using Super-Pressure Balloons (AAS 93-818) 135
Mars Exobiology Sites for Future Exploration (AAS 93-844) 147
Genetic Reinforcement Learning in a Robotic System for Space Exploration (AAS 93-837) 155
A "Jumper" for Mars Surface Exploration (AAS 93-840) 163
Over-the-Horizon Communications on Mars Via HF Radio Propagation (AAS 93-891) 175
Systems for Mars EMU Design (AAS 93-861) 187
Project EMA: A Plan for the Exploration of Mars (AAS 93-867) 195
Chapter 3 Human Missions I: Transportation Concepts 203
Magnetobraking for Mars Return Vehicles (AAS 93-775) 205
Effect of Inert Propellant Injection on Mars Ascent Vehicle Performance (AAS 93-876) 215
A Study of Powered Abort to Earth Orbits From Earth to Mars Transfer Orbits (AAS 93-878) 241
Zephyr: A Microsat Transfer Orbit Stage (AAS 93-873) 259
Practical Methods for Near-Term Piloted Mars Missions (AAS 97-370) Abstract 273
Chapter 4 Human Missions II: Power and Fuel Systems on Mars 275
The Viability of Photovoltaics on the Martian Surface (AAS 93-833) 277
Solar Array Corrections for Mars Surface (AAS 93-836) 295
Methanol: A Fuel for Earth and Mars (AAS 93-880) 303
Chapter 5 Human Missions III: Terraforming 331
The Long-Term Habitation of Mars (AAS 93-845) 333
Paraterraforming: Construction, Energy, Environment and Hazard Control Strategies for a Quasi-Global Martian Worldhouse (AAS 93-847) 367
Technological Requirements for Terraforming Mars (AAS 93-846) Abstract 397
Chapter 6 Human Missions IV: Long-Term Habitation - Mars Base Concepts 399
Mars 2008 Surface Habitation Study - Part 5, Mission Design Evaluation Process and Criteria (AAS 93-883B) 401
The Nomad Explorer Assembly Assist Vehicle: An Architecture for Rapid Global Extraterrestrial Base Infrastructure Establishment (AAS 93-820) 419
Construction Method and Procedure for Early-Phase Mars Base (AAS 93-886) 439
Design and Construction for a Permanent Presence on Mars (AAS 93-887) 451
Covered Crater Biome: A Martian Life Support System (AAS 93-855) 459
Mars 2008 Surface Habitation Study - Part 3, Safety Philosophy (AAS 93-883A) Abstract 471
Appendices 473
Appendix A Abstracts of the Case for Mars V Conference Presentations 475
1. Strategic Planning 475
2. Social, Political and Space Policy Issues 475
3. Commercial Opportunities 479
4. Education 479
5. Precursor Missions 481
6. Planetary Protection 485
7. Pathways to Human Exploration - Mission Strategies 486
8. International Cooperation 489
9. Space Power Technology 492
10. Rovers and Surface Transportation Systems 495
11. Exobiology 497
12. Terraforming 501
13. Life Science Challenges for Manned Mars Missions 503
14. Biospheres 506
15. Life Support Systems 508
16. New Technology 510
17. Mission Strategy 512
18. Spacecraft Design 515
19. Propulsion and Transportation Systems 516
20. Resource Utilization 518
21. Mars Base Design and Technology 519
Appendix B Publications of the American Astronautical Society 523
Advances in the Astronautical Sciences 524
Science and Technology Series 531
AAS History Series 538
Index 541
Numerical Index 543
Author Index 549
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