Asteroids , Comets, Space Planets , Mars,Earth protection,NASA, ESA, Gravitational, Shock-Wave Displacement
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If we are to look at travelling to planets such as Mars, we need to focus on not how to get there but how to survive. And I am guessing when I say that with all the missions to Mars along with orbiting missions, that we have never found a region of the planet were cave systems are located on the planet. One would have to imagine that a base on Mars would have to be under the surface of the planet to sub staining life and also looking at ways within these caves /caverns to produce Oxygen. These are the step that will bring us much closer to the understanding of our planetary neighbour.
I would imagine a three step approach First have the ability to send a self-contained life support unit as close to one of the cave systems on the planet.Second to have a return vehicle sent to same location.Thirdly send astronauts We should not be sending people on one-way missions to our neighbouring planet.
A Mars outpost has come a step closer with the discovery of liquid water beneath the plant surface; this now gives the human race the ability to visit the red plant.
However, still there are many questions that will need to be answered before humans can remain on the plant for long periods of time, and as mentioned we need to locate areas that are expectable to underground caverns and caves, this would give some protection from the large amount of radiation.
With Mars erratic magnetic fields that only cover a small portion of the plant’s surface, thus allowing harmful cosmic rays which make survival on the red plant impossible for humans without extreme protection.
First Posted March 2007
Dr. Robert Zubrin
Achieving a human mission to Mars has been a fascination of humanity for some time. In the 1990s, Dr. Robert Zubrin proposed the "Mars Direct" mission architecture, using conventional rockets and Mars in-situ resources to establish a sustained human presence on Mars. NASA Ames Research Center is developing science and technology to make such missions and sustained presence possible.
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