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Future Space Food

  • Charles T. Bourland
  • Gregory L. Vogt
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Abstract

The time has come for humankind to return to the Moon and to start preparing to make the first manned voyages to Mars. NASA's 21st Century Space Policy calls for just those steps, but going to the Moon won't consist of Apollo-style flights (grab some rocks and go). Astronauts will go there to build a permanent base. Eventually, the same is planned to happen on Mars. Making this vision possible will be a new family of space vehicles that combine the best technology of the past with the best of the future. Looking like a Saturn V rocket on the launch pad, the Ares I rocket will launch the Orion capsule with as many as six astronauts to the ISS or four astronauts for flights to the Moon. The Ares V, a much beefier rocket, will carry heavy payloads into orbit. For Moon missions, Ares V will loft the Altair lunar lander and the Earth Departure Stage (EDS) into orbit. After rendezvousing with Orion, the EDS will propel Orion and the lander to the Moon.

Keywords

Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Bell Pepper Lemon Juice Ares Versus 
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© Springer-Verlag New York 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OsceolaUSA
  2. 2.HoustonUSA

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