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UK team designs human mission to Mars

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:28 AM

UK team designs human mission to Mars

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Scientists at Imperial College London have designed a concept mission to land astronauts on Mars.

The plan envisages a three-person crew journeying to Mars aboard a small two-part craft.

The craft would rotate to generate artificial gravity and use a heat shield to protect itself against solar flares.

The crew would then return to Martian orbit in a pre-sent craft fuelled using ice from beneath the planet's surface.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:00 PM

Seems like everybody is planning a trip to Mars. I think we will all have to work together to get it done cost wise.

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 10:54 PM

EDIT: Wrong topic.

Anyway, great idea, but I think the problems lie always in the propulsion system. Untill we'll have a better and faster engine, I see it a very long way to Mars (much more than 400 milion km)

Edited by Parsec, 24 July 2013 - 11:13 PM.

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