Human Round Trip to Mars: Six Months and Radiation Safe

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Paper describing a proposal to send a crew on a round trip to Mars that will be relatively fast and safe from radiation dosage from cosmic rays and other sources. It includes background information, descriptions with figures, and discussion regarding a single trip or continuous trips to Mars.

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12 p. : ill.

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Lazareth, Otto W.; Schmidt, Eldon; Ludewig, Hans & Powell, James R. 1991.

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Paper describing a proposal to send a crew on a round trip to Mars that will be relatively fast and safe from radiation dosage from cosmic rays and other sources. It includes background information, descriptions with figures, and discussion regarding a single trip or continuous trips to Mars.

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12 p. : ill.

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Abstract: We describe a different type of round trip to Mars, using a combination of spacecraft. Compared to typical proposals, this flight is relatively fast and relatively safe from biological radiation dosage. Our study is concerned with the trip from Earth orbit to Mars orbit. Four spacecraft are required for the round trip. The crew spends most of their time on board a comparatively large, well shielded spacecraft (LC) which is in free (non-powered) orbit about the sun. The crew travels from Earth orbit to the LC while on board a comparatively small, powered spacecraft (SC). At Mars, the procedure is reversed and the crew returns on a second LC. In addition, a cargo craft, with no crew, is sent to Mars prior to the crew leaving Earth orbit. The trip time is about six months and the radiation dose equivalent is within guidelines recommended by the National Commission on Radiation Protection and Measurements.

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  • 9th symposium on space nuclear power systems, Albuquerque, NM (United States), 13-16 Jan 1992

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  • Other: DE92010160
  • Report No.: BNL-46287-Rev.
  • Report No.: CONF-920104--6-Rev.
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5678336
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1084831

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Lazareth, Otto W.; Schmidt, Eldon; Ludewig, Hans & Powell, James R. Human Round Trip to Mars: Six Months and Radiation Safe, article, 1991; Upton, New York. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1084831/: accessed March 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.