NASA's Technology Development for Human Exploration Missions to Mars
About the Speaker
Chris Moore has worked at NASA for 24 years. He is the Deputy Director of the Advanced Capabilities Division at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he leads the development of advanced technology for future exploration missions. From 1985 to 2002, he worked at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia where he designed, integrated, and tested Space Shuttle payloads, and conducted research on robotics.
He received a Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1991, a M. S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1984, and a B. S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1983. In his free time, Chris likes to run, ski, read, and travel to other countries.
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Current plans call for the first human missions to Mars to be launched around 2030. The recently completed "Mars Design Reference Mission 5.0" study defines a conceptual mission architecture and identifies enabling technologies. NASA is beginning long-range development on key technologies needed for these missions because it will take many years for them to reach maturity. The ISS and the lunar outpost will be used as test beds for these technologies to reduce risk and prepare for human exploration of Mars.
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Moore, Christopher, "NASA's Technology Development for Human Exploration Missions to Mars" (2010). Space Studies Colloquium. 24.