Human Mars Mission Article

From: Jan Wee <>
Subject: Human Mars Mission Article
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 08:45:02 -0500

Dear discuss-lfm,

Another Mercury Mail article of interest.  Use the
URL below to access the full article.

Jan Wee, Moderator

*** Human Mars mission beyond current technology

Humans are unlikely to follow in the tracks of the solar-powered buggy
roving the surface of Mars unless there are major technology
breakthroughs on Earth, scientists said Tuesday. The recent Pathfinder
mission to Mars sparked new interest in sending astronauts to
destinations beyond the Earth's orbit, but a National Research Council
study dampens expectation of that happening soon. For example, sending
a crew to Mars would take almost two years round-trip and it would be
difficult and costly -- if not impossible -- to stock supplies. For
story, see