Human Missions to Mars: Enabling Technologies for Exploring the Red Planet / Edition 1

Human Missions to Mars: Enabling Technologies for Exploring the Red Planet / Edition 1

by Donald Rapp
ISBN-10:
3642092012
ISBN-13:
9783642092015
Pub. Date:
11/19/2010
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg

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Overview

Human Missions to Mars: Enabling Technologies for Exploring the Red Planet / Edition 1

This book presents a highly readable yet realistic view of the possibilities for human missions to Mars. It provides for the first time a ‘level-headed’ assessment of plans for human exploration of Mars to counteract the tendency of space agencies to take an over-optimistic approach to such interplanetary missions. The author presents a detailed analysis of why, in his opinion, the current NASA approach will fail to send humans to Mars before 2080.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783642092015
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 11/19/2010
Series: Springer Praxis Books / Astronautical Engineering Series
Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2008
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Why explore Mars?.- Planning space campaigns and missions.- Getting there and back.- Critical Mars mission elements.- In situ utilization of indigenous resources.- Mars mission analysis.- How NASA is dealing with return to the Moon.- Why the NASA approach will likely fail to send humans to Mars prior to c. 2080.

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