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First Human Voyages to the Martian Moons Using SLS and IVF Derived Technologies

28 Nov 2015, 18:19 UTC
First Human Voyages to the Martian Moons Using  SLS and IVF Derived Technologies
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Originally utilized for human operations withing cis-lunar space in the 2020s, the reusable LOX/LH2 fueled ETLV-2 now heads towards its first crewed rendezvous and landing on the surface of the martian moon, Phobos, in 2031. by Marcel F. WilliamsNASA suggest that the first human missions to Mars will occur sometime in the 2030s. While the Obama administration has merely suggested a  Mars flyby  for the first crewed interplanetary voyage,  others have proposed much more ambitious early human missions near the vicinity of the Red Planet. One frequent proposal is for a crewed journey  to the orbit of  Mars. Such an orbital mission could also include landings on at least one or both of the martian moons: Phobos and Deimos. However,  any serious efforts to transport humans on multi-year interplanetary voyages has to resolve the inherent problems of enhanced exposure to cosmic radiation  and major solar events.  Also, the deleterious effects of long term exposure to a microgravity environment over the course of several months and even years has to be resolved. Mass shielding habitat areas with at least 30 centimeters of water could protect astronauts from the dangers of major solar storms while also enabling multiyear round trip missions to ...

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