Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Landing on Mars.
After reading The Mars Dilemma from the October/November 2014 issue of Air & Space Smithsonian magazine, I was surprised to learn how little we know about landing humans there. The two factors coming into play are: the thinness of the atmosphere and how massive a manned vehicle would need to be.
The article was written by co-authors Robert Manning ad William L. Simon who also wrote the book Mars Rover Curiosity, something I must read soon.
The article in question can be found here :
Air & Space Smithsonian magazine is something I'm subscribed too and enjoy the mix of aviation history and new space exploration news. Their website is here: