This book presents a highly readable yet realistic view of the possibilities for human missions to Mars. It provides for the first time a alevel-headeda assessment of plans for human exploration of Mars to counteract the tendency of space agencies to take an over-optimistic approach to such interplanetary missions. The author presents a detailed analysis of why, in his opinion, the current NASA approach will fail to send humans to Mars before 2080.This could possibly explain the areas of higher water content in the equatorial belt observed by Odyssey. ... ground ice at moderate latitudes, some of which still remains because there has not been sucient time available for sublimation.
|Title||:||Human Missions to Mars|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-10-24|