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This Way to Mars: How Technologies Borrowed from Robotic Missions Could Deliver Astronauts to Deep Space

13 Dec 2011, 23:40 UTC
This Way to Mars: How Technologies Borrowed from Robotic Missions Could Deliver Astronauts to Deep Space
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Bryan sent me a link to an article in the December Scientific American about how we might find our way to Deep Space.[See link below - LRK -]Whether the ideas presented will create more interest remains to be seen.- LRK - ------------------------------------------The following from ScientificAmerican.com has been sent to you by Bryan K. ------------------------SUBSCRIBE NOW----------------------------Stay connected to the latest trends in science and technology with SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.Subscribe today and save!http://www.scientificamerican.com/subscribe/index.cfm?lsource=friendmail------------------------------------------------------------------This Way to Mars: How Technologies Borrowed from Robotic Missions Could Deliver Astronauts to Deep SpaceThe best concepts I have seen for a while! Keep looking up . . .By Damon Landau and Nathan J. StrangeBy adapting ideas from robotic planetary exploration, the human space program could get astronauts to asteroids and Mars cheaply and quicklyhttp://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=this-way-to-marsĀ© 2011 Scientific American, a division of Nature America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.snip ------------------------------------------ Having read the article I wonder if this will just result in more plans that eventually get dropped for lack of continued interest or money. I have been reading some of David S. F. Portree's blogs about previous plans for going to space that didn't materialize. We seem to be good at generating ...

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