Studies indicate the Artemis project by NASA can open doors for humans to test the beauty of Mars. The research articulated by the Explore Mars team via the webinar on the Humans to Mars Summit comes after a challenge last year from a similar scientific demonstration outlining the need to find affordable means to land people on Mars for exploits.
This report comes after 85 experts looking into the human exploration mission to Mars, revealing that they can learn from the Artemis mission the various details if only they are onboard the spacecraft heading to the red planet. The experts requested more information on Mars once the ISS compiles their research report to develop the required technologies and navigation systems that can take them to Mars.
The chief technology engineer at Lockheed Martin, Lisa May, stated that the report could help the team evaluate how to test the new technologically advanced systems and modify them to suit the mission to Mars. During the webinar that Lisa articulated this statement, the members in attendance identified that they must look into how the team they will be sending to Mars will adjust to the partial gravity at that place, considering the challenge that the group went to the moon had concerning gravity.
Michelle Rucker, the chief architect for the human landing mission to Mars at the Johnson Space Center, reiterates that the new team must be fully prepared to tackle the gravity change. She added that the only experience that the ISS NASA astronauts have is working in Earth’s gravity and microgravity, hoping that the little knowledge can help prepare.
May says that the Artemis program needs adjustments and modifications going beyond human landing on the red planet and their research activities to how prepared they should be in emergencies like storms, invasion by the creatures on the planet, and other natural disasters.
One vital modification is extending the Mars sub-missions and expounding the details concerning them. May proposes an extension of the Gateway mission to help the experts understand how to conduct themselves in such tasks.
The Curiosity rover mission should also reveal how to utilize the astronauts’ resources with especially considering the Martian atmosphere composes of carbon gases. The ice on Mars should be excavated and studied to understand its rigidity and tensile strength.
Finally, the experts advise the team on the moon to sustainability to showcase how Mars’ team heading will thrive in such an ecosystem. This move will help the team plan adequately and manage their resources effectively while on Mars.