Human exploration of Mars - The role of a Mars outpost laboratoryConsideration is given to a Martian exploration strategy which includes intensive robotic reconnaissance to characterize features of Mars' geology that are important to the solution of major problems of Mars history, including the possible past presence of life. A human reconnaissance phase may follow the robotic reconnaissance phase, guided to the most productive sites by the results of the robotic missions. The strategy also involves an intensive human phase of investigation, with interactive field geology/laboratory investigation at the Mars outpost. The laboratory investigations, as well as the field work, should be highly interactive with a broad scientific community on earth. The most detailed analyses would be performed on samples returned to earth.
Duke, Michael B. (NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
August 16, 2013
January 1, 1992
Publication: In: Engineering, construction, and operations in space - III: Space '92; Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference, Denver, CO, May 31-June 4, 1992. Vol. 1 (A93-41976 17-12)
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