Marswalk One

The authors of Marswalk One concentrate on what humans will do on the martian surface. Left untreated are the interesting propulsion methods of journeying from the Earth to Mars. Currently available chemical fuels require coasting ...

Marswalk One

MARSWALK ONE: First Steps on a New Planet addresses the question of why we should embark on a journey to Mars, documenting what the first human crew will do when they place their feet in the red dust of the planet. The book also addresses why we need to carry out these tasks and, more importantly, what a human crew could achieve that an automated mission could not. Understanding the clear benefits of sending a human crew to the surface of Mars, and how these benefits can be seen back on Earth, is the key to sustained long-term public and political support for the programme in terms of cash and commitment. The book accepts that the journey will be made, but does not specify precisely when. Flight time, and how to get to and from the planet are discussed briefly, to understand why the suggested duration spent at Mars is reasonable. The main objective of the work is to look at what science will be done on the surface – supported by orbital operations – and what hardware and technology will be employed to achieve the mission objectives. This analysis is drawn from previous experiences in manned and unmanned space programmes, including Apollo, Skylab, Salyut/Mir, Shuttle and ISS, Viking, Luna/Lunokhod, and recent Mars missions such as Pathfinder and Global Surveyor. In addition, new interviews with key personalities involved in planning Martian exploration, and discussions about current thoughts on what we need to accomplish on Mars when we get there, will provide a lively and thought provoking account that could generate fresh debate. When the decision is finally made to go to Mars, it will be made in the knowledge that most of the world knows why we are going and what benefits mankind will see for the effort. The authors’ primary objective is to begin this understanding.

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Marswalk One
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Shayler David, Andrew Salmon, Michael D. Shayler
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-05 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

MARSWALK ONE: First Steps on a New Planet addresses the question of why we should embark on a journey to Mars, documenting what the first human crew will do when they place their feet in the red dust of the planet. The book also addresses why we need to carry
Russia's Cosmonauts
Language: en
Pages: 386
Authors: Rex D. Hall, Shayler David, Bert Vis
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-05 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Gemini 4
Language: en
Pages: 378
Authors: David J. Shayler
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-18 - Publisher: Springer

The flight of Gemini 4 in June 1965 was conducted barely four years after the first Americans flew in space. It was a bold step by NASA to accomplish the first American spacewalk and to extend the U.S. flight duration record to four days. This would be double the experience
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Language: en
Pages: 589
Authors: David Shayler, Colin Burgess
Categories: Astronauts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher: Springer Nature

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The Last of NASA's Original Pilot Astronauts
Language: en
Pages: 427
Authors: David J. Shayler, Colin Burgess
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-19 - Publisher: Springer

Resulting from the authors’ deep research into these two pre-Shuttle astronaut groups, many intriguing and untold stories behind the selection process are revealed in the book. The often extraordinary backgrounds and personal ambitions of these skilled pilots, chosen to continue NASA’s exploration and knowledge of the space frontier, are also