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Pathways to exploration : rationales and approaches for a U.S. program of human space exploration / National Research Council (U.S.).

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Subject: Aeronautics, Commercial > United States > Planning.
Aeronautics, Commercial > United States.
Outer space > Exploration.
Genre: Electronic books.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780309305082
  • ISBN: 030930508X
  • ISBN: 9780309305075
  • ISBN: 0309305071
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (278 pages) : illustrations, photographs
  • Publisher: Washington, District of Columbia : National Academies Press, 2014.

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General Note: "Committee on Human Spaceflight Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Space Studies Board Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences : Committee on National Statistics Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Overview of analysis and findings -- Why do we go there? -- Public and stakeholder attitudes -- Technical analysis and affordability assessment of human exploration pathways -- Statement of task.
Summary: This report promotes the exploration of Mars as the horizon goal for the program. With this goal in mind, the report considers funding levels necessary to maintain a robust tempo of execution, current research and exploration projects and the time/resources needed to continue them, and international cooperation that could contribute to the achievement of spaceflight to Mars.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.

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