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Journey to Mars: Test Activities at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
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Description of Lecture
NASA’s current activity is heavily invested in sending humans to Mars by the 2030’s. Initially, there will be a yearlong mission into deep space using the Space Launch System and Orion. This will be followed by an integrated human robotic mission that involves redirecting and sampling an asteroid boulder. The NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL, conducts a wide variety and large number of tests on rockets and related components. This talk will describe the major structural and combustion tests on primary and secondary systems that are being performed at MSFC, in preparation for the Mars mission. An overview of the planned journey to Mars, the dominant challenges and efforts to overcome them will also be provided.
Coates, Cameron, "Journey to Mars: Test Activities at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center" (2018). Robert Ingram Strozier Lecture Series. 29.
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