NASA Details Mars Ascent Vehicle Concept

Credit: NASA
As Hollywood’s vision of how astronauts might one day escape from Mars debuts in the new science fiction movie “The Martian,” NASA is moving forward in the real world with studies of concepts for an ascent vehicle to lift humans from the surface of the red planet. Even though human exploration...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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