[amsat-bb] Re: Mars Flight In 2018

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Feb 28 01:58:22 PST 2013

It sounds like a suicide mission but I'm sure that won't stop people applying to go on the trip. They'd have a guaranteed place in the history books whatever the outcome.

But it's the timescales that are the problem. Realistically 2018 for a Human flight would be unacheivable but the 2030's is feasible.

The spacecraft would need to carry a massive amount of supplies so probably not much room for Ham equipment. Of course eliminating clothes would save a bit but its a still a huge quantity of food not to mention 18 months supply of Morphine.

Still the project is just what is needed - some adventurous thinking to move Space Exploration forward.

73 Trevor M5AKA

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