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Becoming Martian

By Burlison, Terry

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Title: Becoming Martian  
Author: Burlison, Terry
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Language: English
Subject: Nonfiction, Astronomy, Science
Collections: Science Fiction Collection, Baen Library Collection
Historic
Publication Date:
2013
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

Description
Description: This article presents new scientific findings which, with great hope, will take us steps closer to being able to travel to Mars.

Summary
Summary: NASA currently is not working toward a manned expedition to Mars. Congress and the administration bicker over objectives, as does the space fan community. U.S. space policy mentions Mars only in broad terms, as a general objective sometime in the undefined future. (In a 2010 address at Kennedy Space Center, Obama said only it would be after an orbital mission in the mid-2030s.) So despite the development of deep-space capabilities, seeing human footprints on Mars seems further away than it did when Neil and Buzz stepped onto the lunar surface.

Excerpt
Excerpt: Mars One intends to launch robotic missions beginning in 2016, establishing a communications and life-support infrastructure for the explorers while training private citizens for arrival several years later. The colony will consist of landers launched every two years and configured for different purposes: Life Support Units, Supply Units, and Living Units (with inflatable habitats). As each lander arrives, a rover/trailer, launched in 2018, will transport it to the colonization site. According to their website, the Rover will also unroll and lay down thin film solar panels, extract and inflate the Living Units, and other tasks prior to the first human arrivals.

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