First Steps on a New Planet
David J. Shayler, Andrew Salmon and Michael D. Shayler
The first human activity on Mars will be a momentous occasion even more significant than Neil Armstrong's 'Giant Leap'.
- What will happen when the first human crew sets foot on the red sands
- What can they achieve that an automated mission can not?
- How will the first Marswalk take place?
- What scientific investigations might be conducted on the surface of Mars and how will orbital operations support such a mission?
All these questions and more are answered in MARSWALK ONE: First steps on a new planet. Using analysis from previous human and automated space programs, the authors provide a credible scenario of the first human landing on the Red Planet. This fascinating and unique book will help everyone interested in the space program to understand the clear benefits of sending a human crew to the surface of Mars. Sustained long-term public and political support forthe program is a challenge to be faced and met.Table of Contents
- Authors' preface
- List of illustrations
- DESTINATION MARS
- HISTORY OF MARS EXPLORATION
- VOYAGE TO MARS
- EVOLUTION OF A MARSWALK
- WARDROBE FOR MARS
- SURFACE EXPLORATION
- SCIENCE ON THE SURFACE
- LIVING THE DREAM
- THE RETURN
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