The non-profit Mars One, that aims to land four astronauts on Mars in has signed its first deal with a supplier to perform a conceptual design study into Martian life-support and spacesuit systems, officials announced yesterday.
Over the next few months, the 663 candidates who survived the first round selection process to become the first colonizers to go to Mars, will now go through an interview with Mars One's Chief Medical Officer. Those who survive will go on to round three.
The Bimodal Nuclear Thermal Rocket engines on the Mars Transfer Vehicle (MTV). Cold launched, it would be assembled in-orbit by a number of Block 2 SLS payload lifts. The Orion spacecraft is docked on the left.
An artist's illustration a manned NASA Orion space capsule in orbit around Mars, with two other vehicles nearby. A National Research Council report released June 2014 found that Mars should be the ultimate goal for NASA's human spaceflight program.
Measurements with the MSL Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover during the flight to Mars and now on the surface of Mars enable an estimate of the radiation astronauts would be exposed to on an expedition to Mars.
This photograph of the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, was taken during mobility testing on June The location is inside the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.