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Photo-s85_31484
Exploration Imagery
Artist's concept of possible exploration programs
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S85-31484 (1985)--- (Artist's concept of possible exploration programs.) This is a close-up view of an artist's concept (S85-31477 and S85-31478) of a manned Mars mission and construction of a permanent base. These are two of the many options being studied that could impact the space station. In a recent study for NASA outlined surface and transportation requirements for a Mars base were outlined using information synthesized from many current studies on manned Mars missions. This artist's concept depicts such possibilities as greenhouses, segmented traverse vehicles, tunneling machines, water wells and robotic front end loaders. Artwork done for NASA by Pat Rawlings, of Eagle Engineering Incorporated.

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