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Access To Mars - a blueprint for settlement


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#1 DocM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 21:33

Presented at the 2011 International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in Huntsville. A long but enjoyable illustrated PDF.

http://www.nss.org/s...ccessToMars.pdf


#2 xSuRgEx

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 21:38

this is just a testing ground to send the terrorists to isnt it lol

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:14

Thanks so much for this Doc, I owe you big time! this is an amazing presentation that speaks the truth! I was literally moved, and i'm only on page three. Will read the entire thing but at over 100 pages it might take a while, might serve as good reading material on an actual flight to Mars.

This really make me cry like a baby with joy, i'm proud to be human when I read stuff like this.

Also, this part is so true. This is why the Apollo missions were a failure. Not the ****ing Van Allen belts:

Rational for avoiding “

Flags and Footprints” Missions



F&F is a dead end road. If you build a "flags and footprints"
(non-re-usable) architecture, then all you will get is a short series of
flags and footprints missions. Period. This path is not sustainable
due to the continuing high cost of building replacement vehicles.



There could be a very long gap afterward before Human
Mars exploration is resumed, just like the one after Apollo.



This creates a risk of loss of public interest and support
similar to the post-Apollo period.



It creates no Mars infrastructure usable for future missions.



It is inefficient and produces relatively few scientific results
for the money spent.



(The most important Mars Direct Concepts – such as
equipment pre-positioning and using local materials - are
very useful


for many kinds of missions).

Thanks Doc!