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S95-01563 (February 1995)---(Artist's concept of possible exploration programs.) Earth's Moon, just 3 days away, is a good place to test hardware and operations for a human mission to Mars. A simulated mission, including the landing of an adapted Mars excursion vehicle, could test many relevant Mars systems and technologies. Artwork done for NASA by Pat Rawlings, of SAIC.

Curator: Kim Dismukes | Responsible NASA Official: John Ira Petty | Updated: 01/04/2006
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