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Human missions to Mars : enabling technologies for exploring the red planet

Author: Donald Rapp
Publisher: Berlin : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book takes a critical view of the requirements for human missions to Mars from an engineering perspective. It discusses in detail all the technologies that need to be developed and demonstrated and examines the full range of elements critical to such missions, including recycling of life support consumables, radiation effects and shielding, aero-assisted orbit insertion and entry descent and landing amongst  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Rapp
ISBN: 9783540729389 3540729380 3642092012 9783642092015
OCLC Number: 166358177
Description: xxxiii, 520 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Why explore Mars? --
2. Planning, space campaigns and missions --
3. Getting there and back --
4. Critical Mars mission elements --
5. In situ utilization of indigenous resources --
6. Mars mission analysis --
7. How NASA is dealing with return to the Moon --
8. Why the NASA approach will likely fail to send humans to Mars prior to c. 2080 --
A. Solar energy on the Moon --
B. Solar energy on Mars --
C. Water on Mars.
Responsibility: Donald Rapp.
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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  Read more...

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