The US space program is positioning itself for an eventual push to the planet Mars. Reaching the Red Planet will take a technological and human effort the likes of which none of us has ever seen. Part 1 of this series addresses the logistical and design issues associated with this effort.
Manned Space Travel
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The US space program is positioning itself for an eventual push to the planet Mars. Reaching the red planet will take a technological and human effort the likes of which none of us has ever seen. Along the way, human capabilities will be challenged- after all, it’s an extremely long trip!
Atmospheric reentry is without a doubt the most challenging phase of spaceflight, for a number of very good reasons. Find out why we have yet to master this regime of flight in this article.
Atmospheric re-entry is a difficult environment, but methods, techniques and materials have been developed to cope with the heat; some aren’t so different than the human body’s heat management mechanisms. Find out how engineers enable what goes up to come back down safely.
Is it possible? Could we build a base or colony on Mars withing the next fifty years? Maybe!
We normally hear and read about accidents and death of several people in the news which occur on roads, rivers and so on, but the thought of having an accident in space really sends shivers down the spine. Read what happened to the Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew which met with such an accident.