Virtual : Geauga Skywatchers- Humans to Mars

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Craig H. Williams from NASA Glenn research center will present an overview of NASA's recent planning for sending humans to the planet Mars as well as the 1987-92 Space Exploration Initiative study. The objectives of the program, mission overview, Earth-Mars transit space propulsion systems (nuclear thermal and nuclear electric), space environment concerns, how people would live on the Martian surface, and initial colonization plans will be covered. Current status of ongoing robotic mission will also be discussed. The role of northeast Ohio’s NASA Glenn Research Center had during this effort will also be explained.


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