MSC's flyby-rendezvous plan

  1. Spacecraft #1 flies by Mars, crew separates in lander
  2. Spacecraft #1 proceeds into solar orbit (discarded)
  3. Crew explores Mars Crew explores Mars ~40 days
  4. Spacecraft #2 flies by Mars, crew lifts off, docks
  5. Spacecraft #2 falls back to Earth; crew separates in capsule, reenters
  6. Tickertape parade
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