Mars Mission Module
Description: Design a human spacecraft for a Mars or other deep-space mission in which hydrogen tanks are designed to surround the crew module. A spacecraft that uses hydrogen propellant can take advantage of the ideal space radiation shielding that hydrogen provides however it will require innovation to design a tank which provides good coverage of the pressurized crew volume without compromising too much in the mass efficiency and thermal insulation of the tank.
Contact: Andy Petro - NASA/JSC
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If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact the Project Coordinator, Michelle Matanic.
Last Modified: August 17, 2001