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Mars surface habitability options

Show simple item record Howe, A. Scott Simon, Matthew Smitherman, David Howard, Robert Toups, Larry Hoffman, Stephen J. 2016-07-20T16:37:52Z 2016-07-20T16:37:52Z 2015-03-07
dc.identifier.citation IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 7-14, 2015 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 15-0110
dc.description.abstract This paper reports on current habitability concepts for an Evolvable Mars Campaign (EMC) prepared by the NASA Human Spaceflight Architecture Team (HAT). For many years NASA has investigated alternative human Mars missions, examining different mission objectives, trajectories, vehicles, and technologies; the combinations of which have been referred to as reference missions or architectures. At the highest levels, decisions regarding the timing and objectives for a human mission to Mars continue to evolve while at the lowest levels, applicable technologies continue to advance. This results in an on-going need for assessments of alternative system designs such as the habitat, a significant element in any human Mars mission scenario, to provide meaningful design sensitivity characterizations to assist decision-makers regarding timing, objectives, and technologies. As a subset of the Evolvable Mars Campaign activities, the habitability team builds upon results from past studies and recommends options for Mars surface habitability compatible with updated technologies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2015 en_US
dc.subject habitation en_US
dc.subject human spaceflight en_US
dc.subject NASA Evolvable Mars Campaign en_US
dc.title Mars surface habitability options en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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