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Safe on Mars

Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Committee on Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Surface of Mars
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2002-06-29
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780309084260

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Book Safe on Mars Description/Summary:

This study, commissioned by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), examines the role of robotic exploration missions in assessing the risks to the first human missions to Mars. Only those hazards arising from exposure to environmental, chemical, and biological agents on the planet are assessed. To ensure that it was including all previously identified hazards in its study, the Committee on Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Surface of Mars referred to the most recent report from NASA's Mars Exploration Program/ Payload Analysis Group (MEPAG) (Greeley, 2001). The committee concluded that the requirements identified in the present NRC report are indeed the only ones essential for NASA to pursue in order to mitigate potential hazards to the first human missions to Mars.

Safe on Mars

Author : Committee on Precursor Measurements Necessary to Support Human Operations on the Surface of Mars,Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board,Space Studies Board,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,National Research Council
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2002-06-12
Category : Science
ISBN : 030908654X

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Book Safe on Mars Description/Summary:

This Web site is an electronic version of a study report written in 2002 that examines the role of robotic exploration missions in assessing the risks to the first human missions to Mars. Visitors are taught that current science rover activities do not provide an adequate research base for the development of rovers needed for the human exploration of Mars. Come and explore what changes need to be made and why.

Curiosity

Author : Markus Motum
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2018
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9780763695040

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Originally published: London: Walker Studio, 2017.

Spacefarers

Author : Christopher Wanjek
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780674984486

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Book Spacefarers Description/Summary:

What will it take to make humanity a spacefaring species? The usual: good reasons and good planning. Christopher Wanjek explores the practical motivations for striking out into the far reaches of the solar system and the realities of the challenge. And he introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are already tackling that challenge.

Safety in Being an Escort

Author : Demetria Mars
Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
Release : 2020-11-07
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781641384810

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Book Safety in Being an Escort Description/Summary:

Safety in Being an Escort contains practical advice and safety tips for women in the escort industry. Demetria Mars shares from her past experience and wealth of knowledge on how one can decipher a potential client's personality, deal with law enforcement, and see trouble before it comes. "In this business," Mars advises, "It's always good to remember that if it sounds too good to be true, it's probably not safe."

Assessment of Mars Science and Mission Priorities

Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2003-08-08
Category : Science
ISBN : 9780309089173

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Book Assessment of Mars Science and Mission Priorities Description/Summary:

Within the Office of Space Science of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) special importance is attached to exploration of the planet Mars, because it is the most like Earth of the planets in the solar system and the place where the first detection of extraterrestrial life seems most likely to be made. The failures in 1999 of two NASA missions-Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander-caused the space agency's program of Mars exploration to be systematically rethought, both technologically and scientifically. A new Mars Exploration Program plan (summarized in Appendix A) was announced in October 2000. The Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX), a standing committee of the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council, was asked to examine the scientific content of this new program. This goals of this report are the following: -Review the state of knowledge of the planet Mars, with special emphasis on findings of the most recent Mars missions and related research activities; -Review the most important Mars research opportunities in the immediate future; -Review scientific priorities for the exploration of Mars identified by COMPLEX (and other scientific advisory groups) and their motivation, and consider the degree to which recent discoveries suggest a reordering of priorities; and -Assess the congruence between NASA's evolving Mars Exploration Program plan and these recommended priorities, and suggest any adjustments that might be warranted.

NASA Report on Mars Exploration

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),World Spaceflight News (WSN),U. S. Government
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017-04-08
Category : Uncategorized
ISBN : 1521022003

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Book NASA Report on Mars Exploration Description/Summary:

This up-to-date review covers the use of on-planet resource utilization to sustain a permanent human presence on Mars. The currently known resources on Mars are massive, including extensive quantities of water and CO2 and therefore C, H2 and O2 for life support, fuels and plastics and much else. The regolith is replete with all manner of minerals. In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) applicable frontier technologies include robotics, machine intelligence, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, 3-D printing/additive manufacturing and autonomy. These technologies combined with the vast natural resources should enable serious, pre- and post-human arrival ISRU to greatly increase reliability and safety and reduce cost for human colonization of Mars. Various system-level transportation concepts employing Mars produced fuel would enable Mars resources to evolve into a primary center of trade for the inner solar system for eventually nearly everything required for space faring and colonization. Mars resources and their exploitation via extensive ISRU are the key to a viable, safe and affordable, human presence beyond Earth. The purpose of this paper is four-fold: 1) to highlight the latest discoveries of water, minerals, and other materials on Mars that reshape our thinking about the value and capabilities of Mars ISRU; 2) to summarize the previous literature on Mars ISRU processes, equipment, and approaches; 3) to point to frontier ISRU technologies and approaches that can lead to safe and affordable human missions to Mars; and 4) to suggest an implementation strategy whereby the ISRU elements are phased into the mission campaign over time to enable a sustainable and increasing human presence on Mars. Chapter 1 - Introduction * Chapter 2 - Current Known Resources on Mars * Chapter 3 - Previous ISRU Approaches and Technologies * 3.1 Fuel and Life Support Fluids * 3.1.1 Conversion of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen into methane, oxidizer, and life support fluids * 3.1.2 Plastics From O2, H2, and C * 3.2 Habitats (Mars Surface) * 3.3 Energy and Power Systems * 3.4 Food * 3.5 EDL (Entry Descent and Landing) * 3.6 Spare Parts, Surface Transportation and Other Equipment * Chapter 4 - New ISRU Approaches and Technologies * 4.1 Obtaining H2, O2, C from Martian Sources * 4.2 Making, Storing, Transporting Fuels & Life Support Fluids * 4.3 Plastics and Metals * 4.4 Food * 4.5 Fabrication on Mars (In Situ Fabrication & Repair) * 4.6 Autonomous Robotics for ISRU * 4.7 Reusable Up/Down "Mars Trucks" * 4.8 Surface Mobility (Landing Site Utility & EVAs) * 4.9 Habitat Options * 4.10 Energetics for Mars ISRU and Sustainable Human Presence * 4.11 EDL Options for Humans-Mars ISRU Architectures * Chapter 5 - Toward Achieving Sustainability * 5.1 Enablers for a Sustained Mars Presence * 5.2 Addressing Safety * 5.3 Addressing Affordability * Chapter 6 - A Phased Approach for a Sustained Human Presence on Mars * Phase 1: Landing Site Selection and Water Extraction Go-Ahead * Phase 2: Preparation for Safe Landing and Habitation by Initial Colonists/Pioneers * Phase 3: Arrival of First Astronauts and Preparation for Second Wave of Colonists/Pioneers * Phase 4: Enabling Exploration and/or Additional Landing Sites * Phase 5: Enabling a Prescribed Return to Earth * Phase 6: Advanced ISRU Comes of Age * Chapter 7 - Conclusion * 7.1 Suggested ISRU related Research Areas

Life on Mars

Author : Tracy K. Smith
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2017-01-10
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781555976590

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Book Life on Mars Description/Summary:

Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize * Poet Laureate of the United States * * A New York Times Notable Book of 2011 and New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice * * A New Yorker, Library Journal and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year * New poetry by the award-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, whose "lyric brilliance and political impulses never falter" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) You lie there kicking like a baby, waiting for God himself To lift you past the rungs of your crib. What Would your life say if it could talk? —from "No Fly Zone" With allusions to David Bowie and interplanetary travel, Life on Mars imagines a soundtrack for the universe to accompany the discoveries, failures, and oddities of human existence. In these brilliant new poems, Tracy K. Smith envisions a sci-fi future sucked clean of any real dangers, contemplates the dark matter that keeps people both close and distant, and revisits the kitschy concepts like "love" and "illness" now relegated to the Museum of Obsolescence. These poems reveal the realities of life lived here, on the ground, where a daughter is imprisoned in the basement by her own father, where celebrities and pop stars walk among us, and where the poet herself loses her father, one of the engineers who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope. With this remarkable third collection, Smith establishes herself among the best poets of her generation.

The Martian

Author : Andy Weir
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Release : 2021-03-30
Category : Young Adult Fiction
ISBN : 9780593357132

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Book The Martian Description/Summary:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * "Brilliant . . . a celebration of human ingenuity [and] the purest example of real-science sci-fi for many years . . . utterly compelling."--The Wall Street Journal The inspiration for the major motion picture Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him? NAMED ONE OF PASTE'S BEST NOVELS OF THE DECADE "A hugely entertaining novel [that] reads like a rocket ship afire . . . Weir has fashioned in Mark Watney one of the most appealing, funny, and resourceful characters in recent fiction."--Chicago Tribune "As gripping as they come . . . You'll be rooting for Watney the whole way, groaning at every setback and laughing at his pitchblack humor. Utterly nail-biting and memorable."--Financial Times

Curiosity

Author : Rod Pyle
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781616149338

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Book Curiosity Description/Summary:

An award-winning science writer provides an inside look at the recent space mission of the Curiosity rover to Mars, describing the scientists who developed and remotely manned it and offering insights into the information and samples collected. Original.

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Author : Sheela Chari
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release : 2020-10-06
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9781536216233

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Book The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel Description/Summary:

Based on the Peabody Award–winning podcast, this tech-filled adventure series pits intrepid Mars Patel and his outcast friends against a brilliant, enigmatic billionaire as they race to figure out why kids are disappearing from their school. Mars Patel’s friend Aurora has disappeared! His teachers are clueless. His mom is stressed out about her jobs. But Mars refuses to give up—after all, his own dad disappeared when Mars was a toddler, before he and Ma moved to Puget Sound from India. Luckily, Mars has a group of loyal friends eager to help—smart Toothpick, strong and stylish JP, and maybe-telepathic Caddie. The clues seem to point toward eccentric tech genius (and Mars’s hero) Oliver Pruitt, whose popular podcast now seems to be commenting on their quest! But when the friends investigate Pruitt’s mysterious, elite school, nothing is as it seems—and anyone could be deceiving them. Slick science, corporate conspiracies, and an endearingly nerdy protagonist make this first book in the series a fresh, exciting sci-fi adventure.

On Mars

Author : Edward Clinton Ezell,Linda Neuman Ezell
Publisher : Courier Dover Publications
Release : 2009
Category : Science
ISBN : 0486467570

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Book On Mars Description/Summary:

Generations of scientists and stargazers have studied the Red Planet and pondered its possibilities. Commissioned by NASA itself, this volume is the authoritative history of the start of the agency's explorations of our closest neighbor. It recounts the often fragile cooperation among people in government, industry, and academia, and is highlighted by dozens of photos taken by Viking cameras.

From Religion to Spirituality

Author : Vedula VLN Murthy
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2016-07-07
Category : Religion
ISBN : 9781945497605

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Book From Religion to Spirituality Description/Summary:

Do you depend on external sources for most things? Do you feel fear or confusion? Then, this book is a must read. If god exists in everyone and everywhere then why search outside and why fight each other? Free yourself from superstitions. Fill your heart with divine thoughts and ideals. Put in sincere efforts and watch the results blossom. No anti-social thoughts, no exploitation, no blind belief of something external to work for you or transform you. People get involved in ritualistic actions because of the lack trust in themselves. We are all sparks of a greater divine energy. Religion holds you in a finite form; Spirituality unfolds you unto infinity. Enter the world of infinity that this book holds. Make use of that infinite energy. India’s timeless wisdom on spirituality, values and culture must reach the youth. Why delay? Rush into the book.

Out There

Author : Michael Wall
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
Release : 2018-11-13
Category : Science
ISBN : 9781538729380

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Book Out There Description/Summary:

In the vein of Randall Munroe's What If? meets Brian Green's Elegant Universe, a senior writer from Space.com leads readers on a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier, investigating what's really "out there." We've all asked ourselves the question. It's impossible to look up at the stars and NOT think about it: Are we alone in the universe? Books, movies and television shows proliferate that attempt to answer this question and explore it. In OUT THERE Space.com senior writer Dr. Michael Wall treats that question as merely the beginning, touching off a wild ride of exploration into the final frontier. He considers, for instance, the myriad of questions that would arise once we do discover life beyond Earth (an eventuality which, top NASA officials told Wall, is only drawing closer). What would the first aliens we meet look like? Would they be little green men or mere microbes? Would they be found on a planet in our own solar system or orbiting a star far, far away? Would they intend to harm us, and if so, how might they do it? And might they already have visited? OUT THERE is arranged in a simple question-and-answer format. The answers are delivered in Dr. Wall's informal but informative style, which mixes in a healthy dose of humor and pop culture to make big ideas easier to swallow. Dr. Wall covers questions far beyond alien life, venturing into astronomy, physics, and the practical realities of what long-term life might be like for we mere humans in outer space, such as the idea of lunar colonies, and even economic implications. Dr. Wall also shares the insights of some of the leading lights in space exploration today, and shows how the next space age might be brighter than ever.

The Andromeda Strain

Author : Michael Crichton
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2017-01-24
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101974490

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Book The Andromeda Strain Description/Summary:

"A military space probe, sent to collect extraterrestrial organisms from the upper atmosphere, is knocked out of orbit and falls to Earth. Twelve miles from the crash site, an inexplicable and deadly phenomenon terrorizes the residents of a sleepy desert town in Arizona, leaving only two survivors: an elderly addict and a newborn infant. The United States government is forced to mobilize Project Wildfire, a top-secret emergency response protocol. Four of the nation's most elite biophysicists are summoned to a clandestine underground laboratory located five stories beneath the desert and fitted with an automated atomic self-destruction mechanism for cases of irremediable contamination. Under conditions of total news blackout and the utmost urgency, the scientists race to understand and contain the crisis."--P. [4] of cover.

Exploring the Martian Moons

Author : Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-04-11
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN : 9783319527000

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Book Exploring the Martian Moons Description/Summary:

This book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future.

Do Vaccines Cause That?!

Author : Martin G. Myers,Diego Pineda
Publisher : i4ph
Release : 2008
Category : Family & Relationships
ISBN : 9780976902713

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Book Do Vaccines Cause That?! Description/Summary:

Almost 70% of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children do so because they believe vaccines may cause harm. Indeed vaccines have been blamed for causing asthma, autism, diabetes, and many other conditions most of which have causes that are incompletely understood. Do Vaccines Cause That?! A Guide for Evaluating Vaccine Safety Concerns provides parents with clearly understandable, science-based information about vaccines, immunization, and vaccine safety.

NASA's Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration

Author : National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Publisher : Government Printing Office
Release : 2016-02-05
Category : Science
ISBN :

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Book NASA's Journey to Mars: Pioneering Next Steps in Space Exploration Description/Summary:

This document communicates NASA’s strategy and progress to learn about the Red Planet, to inform us more about our Earth’s past and future, and may help answer whether life exists beyond our home planet. Together with NASA’s partners in academia and commercial enterprises, NASA’s vision is to pioneer Mars and answer some of humanity’s fundamental questions: • Was Mars home to microbial life? Is it today? • Could it be a safe home for humans one day? • What can it teach us about life elsewhere in the cosmos or how life began on Earth? • What can it teach us about Earth’s past, present, and future?

Mars Evacuees

Author : Sophia McDougall
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2015-02-17
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN : 9780062294012

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Book Mars Evacuees Description/Summary:

From bestselling UK author Sophia McDougall comes one fresh and funny adventure-filled tween debut about a group of kids evacuated to Mars! Perfect for fans of Artemis Fowl, this laugh-out-loud series is packed with nonstop fun. When Earth comes under attack by aliens, hilarious heroine Alice Dare and a select group of kids are sent to Mars. But things get very strange when the adults disappear into thin air, the kids face down an alien named Thsaaa, and Alice and her friends must save the galaxy! For when plucky twelve-year-old Alice Dare learns she's being taken out of the Muckling Abbott School for Girls and sent to another planet, no one knows what to expect. This is one wild ride that will have kids chuckling the whole way through.