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Mission Architecture Considerations for Mars Returned Sample Handling Facilities

NASA must hold samples returned from Mars in quarantine until the Sample Science Team determines their biological character and safety. A significant challenge, unique to NASAís needs, is how to contain the samples (to protect the biosphere) while simultaneously protecting their pristine nature ...
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Design Development Strategy for the Mars Surface Astrobiology Laboratory

The crucial challenge to astrobiology research on Mars is for the astronaut crews to conduct the search for life past and present from a Mars surface base. The Mars base will require a highly specialized astrobiology science laboratory to facilitate this research. This paper presents an increment...
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Mars Surface Science Laboratory Accommodations and Operations

The NASA Mars Exploration Design Reference Mission asserts two equal goals: scientific exploration of Mars and human habitation on Mars. However, at present, the Mars Design Reference Mission does not provide a substantive accommodation for the science component of Mars Exploration. This essay de...
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Astrobiology -- the Search for Life -- is a Primary Driver for the Exploration of Mars

Much of Mars mission planning, both without and with humans on the surface, must consider the possibility of finding biological potential -- active or passive. This workshop presentation focused on humans using a pressurized rover concept to collect samples that might contain evidence of life ...
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Buckminster Fuller -- Spaceship Earth

Another relevant quotation from Bucky would be: "How much does your house weigh?"
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VR/AR in Space: The Next Space Revolution? - July 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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Always The Temptress

Always The Temptress The impossible exciting thrilling wonder of reallife astro space engineering sciences physics presented here in story format to you the reader for your ( Mr. Spock "fascinating" ? :-) cleverconsidering the possibilities edutainment inspiration Of a forwarded to...
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NASA Exploration Science Forum

Sorry for the late posting, but the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) will be holding the 2018 NASA Exploration Science Forum at Ames Research Center this week, June 26-28. https://nesf2018.arc.nasa.gov/program The proceedings will be broadcast live here:...
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Do we really know what we think we know about Near Earth Asteroids (NEOs)?

The actual problem with the NEOwise database appears to be that NASA has not yet proposed (and Congress has not funded) a serious and capable search and monitoring system for NEOs. The key measure of detection is to identify and track all Earth-crossing asteroids down to a relatively small size ...
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Preventing the formation of traditional nation states

Historically nation states have correlated particular pieces of land with particular ethnic and religious groups. This has led to endless fighting and confusion. Since space colonies will be formed on pieces of land without histories, I propose that we attempt to prevent the formation of traditio...
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