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Accession Number N14-0003766
Title Human Space Exploration.
Publication Date Apr 2014
Media Count 73p
Personal Author A. Jeevarajan
Abstract The Mars probe, launched by India a few months ago, is on its way to Mars. At this juncture, it is appropriate to talk about the opportunities presented to us for the Human Exploration of Mars. I am planning to highlight some of the challenges to take humans to Mars, descend, land, stay, ascend and return home safely. The logistics of carrying the necessary accessories to stay at Mars will be delivered in multiple stages using robotic missions. The primary ingredients for human survival is air, water, food and shelter and the necessity to recycle the primary ingredients will be articulated. Humans have to travel beyond the van Allen radiation belt under microgravity condition during this inter.planetary travel for about 6 months minimum one way. The deconditioning of human system under microgravity conditions and protection of humans from Galactic cosmic radiation during the travel should be taken into consideration. The multi.disciplinary effort to keep the humans safe and functional during this journey will be addressed.
Keywords Cosmic rays
Galactic radiation
Logistics
Mars probes
Microgravity
Radiation belts
Robotics
Shelters
Space exploration
Survival


 
Source Agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NTIS Subject Category 54 - Astronomy & Astrophysics
84B - Extraterrestial Exploration
Corporate Author National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX. Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1420
Contract Number N/A

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