Reply to post: Re: Temperature

Orion 'Mars' ship: Cosmic ray guard? Go. Parachutes? Go. Spacerock shield? Go!

jai

Re: Temperature

but they do all this amazing slingshot actions with satellites to speed them up on their way off to the far reaches on the solar system...

can't they also factor in a similar way of slingshotting in a way that bleeds off speed so that eventually they end up just orbiting the earth. and can then drop in as a normal re-entry, or dock with the ISS and go home in the next supply shuttle or something.

it's going to add a lot of time to the mission i guess....

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