NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server
technological innovations for human outposts on planetary bodiesTechnology developments which have applications for establishing man-tended outposts on the moon and Mars are reviewed. The development of pressurized rovers and computer-aided control, repair, and manufacturing is discussed. The possibility of utilizing aerodynamic drag by optimizing dynamic pressure to accomplish the necessary spacecraft velocity reduction for planetary orbital capture is considered and research in the development of artificial gravity is examined.
Clark, Benton C. (Martin Marietta Corp. Denver, CO, United States)
August 13, 2013
October 1, 1988