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PWSP 2.0 To Mars and Beyond on the wings of the Private Sector ( Part 3 /4 ) - Field of Broken Dreams

24 Nov 2013, 02:49 UTC
PWSP 2.0 To Mars and Beyond on the wings of the Private Sector ( Part  3 /4  ) - Field of Broken Dreams
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NASA - Design Reference Architecture(s) and the Dream of MARs (2000s)"...The definition of insanity, is repeating same behaviour again and again expecting a different results..." - DRS Rant 11.23.13 NASA DRA 5.0 - Version 1.0 ( Take 2 : Bush Administration Era)NASA - Design Reference Architectures Dream of MARS 2013Con Ops Assess Baseline Features for SLS/Orion Mission to MarsOctober 6, 2013 by Chris BerginMore clues into NASA’s long term goal of sending humans to Mars have been provided in the latest revision of the Space Launch System (SLS) Concept of Operations (Con Ops) presentation. The document confirms the agency is siding with a version of the Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0, utilizing multiple SLS launches, including nuclear stages, over an extensive timeframe.Mars is the Prize:Sending humans to the Red Planet is, and always has been, a long term ambition of many in the United States.Curtailed by the need for vast amounts of funding and political support, along with continued challenges associated with maturing deep space technology, the prospect of humans on Mars has always appeared to be decades away. Politically, directing NASA toward the enabling of missions to Mars is a problem, given the agency’s funding cycles rarely project beyond ...

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