NASA’s latest manned Mars mission plan now available Hyperbola / Flightglobal

NASA’s 100-page Mars Design Reference Architecture 5.0, elements of which were first seen in a 1 October 2007 presentation, is now available on the Lunar and Planetary Institute’s exploration strategies website with a publication date of July 2009. But this blogger can’t find any blogosphere links to it that date to then or since so here it is! Exclusively! With a 406-page addendum and a 47-page executive summary there is plenty to trawl through from this study that was first announced in 2006 – click through to the extended portion of this blogpost for more comment