Mars

  • The mission will launch in the summer of 2020, on June 1st
  • The mission is to bring 2 rockets one with people and the other with supplies for the people to see if it is possible for us to live on mars surface
  • The mission would roughly be 2 1/2 years because it would take 6 months to get to mars and another 6 months to come back from mars. Also, the astronauts would have to stay 18-20 months on mars before they could align the mission to return
  • The mission to mars will launch in the summer of 2020, on June 1st in Texas. We are planning on bringing two ships one with supplies and the other full of people. The mission will take us roughly around 2 1/2 years. A couple of rovers had already been sent to mars to help us explore and know what it was like
  • The crew members are Me, Jason, Chris, and Yung Chancestopher.
  • These 4 people are all graduates from Harvard, Princeton, Vale, and Stanford with each of them having earned their PHDs. They have continued their learning with going threw hours and hours of training and boosting their knowledge each and everyday. These 4 are going on 4 years of training to be apart of the Mars 2020 mission and maybe even more missions in the future and to be successful astronauts. Jason's job is to cover as much ground as possible in a certain amount of time to gather information that includes any specimen or rocks that we could test or anything like that. Chris's mission is to make sure we have enough food and all of the supplies we need for our mission. Chris also has to organize everything and observe the samples that we retrieve from our surroundings. Yung Chancestopher's job is to make sure everything is working correctly technically with the rocket and everything, including any equipment that we have. My job is to make sure everyone is doing their job and helping with any problems that occur on our journey. I also inform everyone on what to do in the new environment that we are in because this was the phase of training that I had to go through and what I trained for 2 years plus 2 extra years so 4 in all. Everyone has their own phase that they spent 4 years training on. Yung Chancestopher's phase in training was technical training which involves using and being able to repair all equipment. My training was to make sure that the simulations we went through were going correctly and the way we wanted to help us with training in a environment that is closest to mars, from earth. Also known as group training. Technical training involves two people so Jason assisted Yung Chancestopher on using and repairing all equipment and technology. Chris's training consisted of personal training which is being able to cope with the living environment on mars. His work a lot of times over lapped with mine because our training was similar much like jason's and Yung Chancestopher.
  • The appropriate spacecraft for this mission is a rocket. A vehicle shaped like a tube that travels in space. We have used rockets for many things like traveling and landing on the moon. The cost of our mission will be roughly around $72 million. India's mars mission took a 145 foot long vehicle which had 200 tons of propellant fuel so we used this information to determine how much fuel we would need on our mission there and back, and we came to a conclusion that we would need at least 350 tons of propellant fuel.
  • Astronauts need to be protected from two sources of radiation. One f=comes from the sun which releases solar particles but he proton energy is low enoug, it those particles can be blocked by a space craft
  • The craft needs to be able to protect the astronauts from harmful space debris and harmful space radiation, from the sun and its particles. Which this means the spacecraft would need the right equipment and need to be built with the right material for space travel.
  • There are supplies and things that the astronauts would need to bring with them on their trip. Things like food, clothes, make sure they have exercise equipment because when you're in space, you damage your muscles and bones as well being in an atmosphere with no gravity, your muscles break down and weaken along with you're bones so you have to make sure you're working out pretty consistently and and frequently and getting your exercise.
  • The living habitat situation on mars has it's difficulties but for the most part we should pull it off because it has been proved in movies, and in a real life simulation with astronauts who adapted to a real life like mars environment for year and which they just got out recently maybe a few months back. The surface contends of conditions that include almost no oxygen in the air along with being extremely cold, very low pressure and very high radiation. Maintaining the climate is one of the main challenges. With us having electronics and equipment that generates heat that rises in the air when used even with extreme fluctuation outside.
  • Inside of the space station would need the right climate that is good for living in. The climate on mars is cold with very high winds bigger than we have here on earth and hardly any oxygen. We would need to build these stations with correct material and have the correct supplies to survive in the space station, on a new planet. Our space craft and space suits are surrounded by thousands of centimeters of protection which keeps the radiation out from harming us and lowering the chance of getting cancer. We would need thousands and thousands more centimeters of the same protection that we have on our suits and ships to protect us for a longer period of time.
  • We would need a lot of food and the right food, also we would need to sustain it and make sure it doesn't go bad and keep them in the right containers. Also, we would need several space suits for each astronaut so if we were out and about exploring and observing, and a wind hits and and rips our suits we can hurry back and switch to a new one. Having high tech and durable suits would be a huge thing to have while we're up there so if an accident like this were to occur.
  • They will do experiments that would help them figure out what to do so they can live on mars, maybe how to control the climate and how to build housing structures

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