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Manned Mars System Study (MMSS): Mars transportation and facility infrastructure study. Volume 2: Technical reportThe Manned Mars System Study (MMSS) was conducted for the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) over the 35 month period between May 15, 1987 and April 30, 1990. During the course of the study, the NASA Office of Exploration (OEXP; Code Z) was created and MSFC was subsequently designated the Transportation Integration Agent (TIA) for support of the OEXP Mission Analysis and Systems Engineering (MASE) team. As a result of this action, modifications to the contract redirected the efforts to be consistent with NASA's overall objectives, including lunar transportation system design. A large number of written submittals were required in order to provide TIA support to MASE. A list summarizing the documents which have been prepared and delivered by Martin Marietta under this contract during the course of this work is presented. In nearly all cases, full sets of view-graphs were also provided to the MSFC COTR, and in several cases magnetic media were provided as well. To incorporate all of these materials (more than 2,000 pages) into the present report would obviously produce an extremely unwieldy and confusing document. Therefore, a summary of key findings are presented in this final report, supplemented by other material produced under this contract but not already available in the widespread literature.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1990
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:184474
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Funding Number(s)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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