Title
Interplanetary space travel and long-term habitation on Mars Interplanetary space travel and long-term habitation on Mars
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences . Biomedical Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Subject
Physics
Source (journal)
Journal of cosmology
Volume/pages
12(2010) , p. 4113-4120
ISSN
2159-063X
Carrier
E
Target language
Dutch (dut)
Abstract
Robotic planetary exploration has enabled scientists to gather valuable data and understanding about the composition and origin of extraterrestrial structures. However, despite its tremendous possibilities, human exploration is a natural next step. Manned missions to Mars are becoming more feasible and as such the irresistible attraction for mankind to explore this neighbouring planet is growing. Especially since 2004, with the president of the United States outlining specific objectives for future exploration, including missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond these aspirations have become tangible. A prerequisite for a manned mission to Mars, requires an extensive, durable life supporting system which should recycle waste. Preferable also produce additional eatable substances and/or additives in a safe and efficient manner with a high reliability to perform in harsh space conditions.