robert_law at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 04:49:57 EST 2005
Shurly if any one is going to attempt a Mars Mission , The Russian's are in a good position as they have already done lots of Research and Development since 1960 and the latest version 2002 I certainly think that Russia provided it had the political will and the $ would be better placed than NASA to do this in a shorter time ?
Keith Gottschalk <kgottschalk at uwc.ac.za> wrote:
>to include the proposed clipper space ship . I asked Volkov when the
Clipper would first launch in space and he reckoned it would take about
seven to eight years to develop
ie, even with their current funding approved, Kliper will not fly
people before 2013.
>, this was also the time it would take for the maned mars mission to
happen from the time they would get Government approval.
>From funding approval to actual landing on the Moon was ten years -
on an all-out crash basis. A manned Mars trip, where safety demands
several spacecraft flying side by side, with redundant O2 generators,
H20 recyclers, CO2 scrubbers, power supplies, will surely take a longer
R& D cycle. Especially if we consider this will not be a prestige space
race, but parastatal normal operations without a budget for overtime
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