Skip to comments.Where Will the 1st Astronauts on Mars Land?
Posted on 11/17/2015 9:16:02 PM PST by BenLurkin
The ideal Red Planet crewed site should be of high scientific value â allowing pioneers to search for signs of Mars life and investigate other intriguing questions â and also possess enough resources to help sustain expeditionary crews, scientists and engineers said.
They came to these and other conclusions at the First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars, which was held here Oct. 27 though Oct. 30 at the Lunar and Planetary Institute.
Nearly 50 locations on Mars were proposed as future locales for human landings. Those sites were all within 50 degrees of latitude, north or south, of the Martian equator.
The potential sites had to meet several NASA guidelines. First, each outpost must be surrounded by a more than 60-mile-wide (100 kilometers) "exploration zone." A set of three to five landings at that touchdown zone would permit a four- to six-person crew to carry out tasks, with each expedition lasting about 500 Martian days.
The essentials for choosing a site involve safety in landing and carrying out operations; the ability to conduct science; and gaining access to local resources to sustain humans on the Red Planet. Indeed, any exploration zone should allow tapping into at least 100 metric tons of water for living-off-the-land purposes.
(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...
Hopefully on Mars.
On a visit to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 2005, Jackson Lee made embarrassing news by asking if the Mars Pathfinder had taken an image of the flag planted there in 1969 by Neil Armstrong.
Prior to the 110th Congress, Jackson Lee served on the House Science Committee and on the Subcommittee that oversees space policy and NASA.
Don’t know where the first astronaut will land on Mars. But am pretty sure he won’t speak English.
Oh, Oh, I know this one. On Mars.
Obama went there as a teen.
That's why he was picked by the reptilians to be our president.
999 looks like 666 from outer space, so the reptilians may not actually be aliens, but demons from hell claiming to be advanced lifeforms from another solar system.
If you don't believe me listen to Coast to Coast on the AM.
Judging by that hairdoo she’s a conehead. ;-)
I have no doubt that Mars, aka “the Red Planet”, is Obama’s favorite planet.
According to democrat conspiracy guys:
Probably ought to develop hyperjump or warp drive before we colonize any planets. It would just be a waste of resources. Mars has almost no atmosphere, it can go from 80 degrees to 200 below 0 in a matter of minutes and after a few years there any human returning to Earth wouldn’t be able to walk upright in Earth’s gravity.
Which one is best aligned with Mecca?
I recommend Helium. Their Princess is a Hottie and they look favorably on Earthmen from Virginia!
The burning question of out time.....
Religious practices for the astronaut is pretty interesting.
Fasting from Sunrise to Sunset, for instance, or how to kneel in zero gravity.
An article about Catholicism and astronauts..
Muzzie issues, like facing Mecca while orbiting.
A little off-list, but should be of interest. Thanks BenLurkin.
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