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Preparing for Humans at Mars, MPPG Updates to Strategic Knowledge Gaps and Collaboration with Science MissionsThe Mars Program Planning Group (MPPG) was an agency wide effort, chartered in March 2012 by the NASA Associate Administrator for Science, in collaboration with NASA's Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, the Chief Scientist, and the Chief Technologist. NASA tasked the MPPG to develop foundations for a program-level architecture for robotic exploration of Mars that is consistent with the President's challenge of sending humans to the Mars system in the decade of the 2030s and responsive to the primary scientific goals of the 2011 NRC Decadal Survey for Planetary Science. The Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) also sponsored a Precursor measurement Strategy Analysis Group (P-SAG) to revisit prior assessments of required precursor measurements for the human exploration of Mars. This paper will discuss the key results of the MPPG and P-SAG efforts to update and refine our understanding of the Strategic Knowledge Gaps (SKGs) required to successfully conduct human Mars missions.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Baker, John (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Wargo, Michael J. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Beaty, David (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
May 11, 2015
Publication Date
September 10, 2013
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Meeting Information
AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference & Exposition(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Strategic Knowledge Gaps (SKG)
Human Exploration
Mars Odyssey orbiter
Mars Science Laboratory rover