The Planet Mars

Title

The Planet Mars

Authors

Michael Gaffey

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The planet Mars has been long identified as a target for human space missions and possible human settlements. Since the 1986 discovery of possible – but very controversial – microbial fossils in the Martian meteorite ALH 84001, a fleet of unmanned spacecraft from several nations have visited the Red Planet. Although many questions remain to be resolved, we now know a great deal more about Mars than we did in 1989 when NASA, at the request of the President, outlined a scenario for a manned Mars mission.

In this presentation we will outline the present state of knowledge concerning the nature and history of the planet Mars, with a special focus on aspects which would impact planning for a manned Mars mission and future human settlements.

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Publication Date

2-1-2010

City

Grand Forks, ND

The Planet Mars

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