Credit: Bob Sauls/XP4D M. Wade Holler Director, Digital Content and Media Strategy Explore Mars, Inc. Used with permission.

Credit:
Bob Sauls/XP4D
M. Wade Holler
Director, Digital Content and Media Strategy
Explore Mars, Inc.
Used with permission.

Explore Mars, Inc. has produced the first annual Humans to Mars Report (H2MR).

This report provides updates on challenges, plus progress in areas such as mission architecture design and development, scientific discoveries, policy, public perception, international cooperation and competition, and new private capabilities.

Analytical tool

As noted in the report’s introduction, authored by Chris Carberry, Chief Executive Officer of the group, and its President, Artemis Westenberg:

“We can expect new players to emerge and political, economic, and international variables to impact the trajectory of the pathway to Mars; still, it will be far easier to chart our path to Mars if there is an independent annual analysis of progress, challenges, and developments. The Humans to Mars Report will serve as this analytical tool.”

Mars myth

Phobos with the red planet Mars in the background. Credit: M. Wade Holler Director, Digital Content and Media Strategy Explore Mars, Inc. Used with permission

Phobos with the red planet Mars in the background.
Credit: M. Wade Holler
Director, Digital Content and Media Strategy
Explore Mars, Inc.
Used with permission

Among the report’s many recommendations:

— Dispel the $1 trillion myth: Human missions to Mars should only cost a fraction of this amount.

— Better story telling: NASA and the space community need to better explain a clear path to Mars and how current programs will advance that path.

This well written and useful report is enriched by a look forward over the next five years, as well as a detailed look at key elements to humans on Mars architecture. Lastly, a section examines public perception of Mars exploration and what factors influence that perception.

Credit: M. Wade Holler Director, Digital Content and Media Strategy Explore Mars, Inc. Used with permission

Credit: M. Wade Holler
Director, Digital Content and Media Strategy
Explore Mars, Inc.
Used with permission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources

To access this informative report, go to:

http://www.exploremars.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/HumansToMarsReport_i.pdf

While there, take a look at other items offered at:

http://www.exploremars.org/

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