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Aeroassist Technology Planning for ExplorationNow that the International Space Station is undergoing assembly, NASA is strategizing about the next logical exploration strategy for robotic missions and the next destination for humans. NASA's current efforts are in developing technologies that will both aid the robotic exploration strategy and make human flight to other celestial bodies both safe and affordable. One of these enabling technologies for future robotic and human exploration missions is aeroassist. This paper will (1) define aeroassist, (2) explain the benefits and uses of aeroassist, and (3) describe a method, currently used by the NASA Aeroassist Working Group, by which widely geographically distributed teams can assemble, present, use, and archive technology information.
Document ID
20040086474
Document Type
Other
Authors
Munk, Michelle M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Powell, Richard W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2000
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
AAS-00-169
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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