Manned Mission to Mars

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Kevin







PostPosted: May 10, 2013 7:52 AM 

Over recent months there has been a lot of talk about manned one way trips, flyby etc. to Mars in the main they quite far fetched ideas from private operators. Even the US President and NASA despite the recent cuts have proclaimed that a manned mission to Mars is still high on the agenda. Talk is cheap the challenges that face a manned mission to Mars are many and in the main some of the technology required has not even been invented yet let alone that fact that currently we can just about get to the ISS. We all know the main challenges that need to be overcome but has anyone considered how much of a problem Martian dust is check out this link:

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-05/9/toxic-mars-dust

So add to the list of new technology requirements a hoover!

Matthew Newnam


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PostPosted: June 9, 2013 10:13 PM 

Dealing with the dust is definitely not the only problem that we would have to deal with if we were to visit Mars. Another issue would be basic filtration systems. In space, there are dust particles all over the place, but the filtration systems that we use are not nearly as the powerful as the ones that we would need if we were to enter Mars' atmosphere. Not to mention that the average temperature on Mars is negative sixty degrees Celsius, which is nowhere near survivable.

John


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PostPosted: September 6, 2013 1:40 AM 

I was thinking of that hare brained notion of a one way trip to mars. Lets test the idea. Drop them off in the dry desert of Antarctica. Give 'em three years of food and water, a greenhouse, a solar powered rover, and a few bags of seeds. I'd bet they would not last five years, even with a breathable atmosphere. What do these kooks think Mars is? Gilligan's Island?

Wildcat


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PostPosted: September 6, 2013 12:33 PM 

Dealing with life is the biggest problem that we'd have to deal with if we were to visit Mars. Andromeda Strain, stuff.

Mars will remain no-man's land until they definitively prove it is lifeless.




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