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Bringing Humans to Mars and Humanity Together

Since I am making the first post to Black Sky, I'd like to start with a blog post from Charlie Bolden, President Obama's NASA Administrator. that resonates with our motto 'To Space, Together." It does not matter that we will and must return humans to the Moon first. The point is that just lik...
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The Keck Report: Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study

The "Keck Report," the product of a study by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) at CalTech/JPL in Pasadena, California constitutes a foundation stone astronautical engineering result for the asteroid exploration, mining, and science communities. http://kiss.caltech.edu/final_reports/Aste...
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Global Overview: Returned Astrobiology Sample Mission Architectures

This paper presents a global overview of current, planned and proposed sample missions. At present, missions are in progress to return samples from asteroids, comets and the interstellar medium. More missions are planned to Mars and the asteroids. Future sample return missions include more target...
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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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vrar-in-space-the-next-space-revolution-tickets-46867934253?bblinkid=103412158&bbemailid=8833082&bbejrid=675002776 Register now for VR/AR in Space: The Next Space Revolution? - July 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM SETITalks presents **VR/AR in Space: The Next Spa...
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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...