Friday, June 14, 2013

1306.3118 (Marc Green et al.)

Near Earth Asteroids:The Celestial Chariots    [PDF]

Marc Green, Justin Hess, Tom Lacroix, Jordan Marchetto, Erik McCaffrey, Erik Scougal, Mayer Humi
In this paper we put forward a proposal to use Near Earth Objects as radiation shield for deep space exploration. In principle these objects can provide also a spacious habitat for the astronauts and their supplies on their journeys. We undertake also a detailed assessment of this proposal for a mission from Earth to Mars.
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