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Old June 23 2009, 03:35 AM   #5
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Re: manned Mission to Mars discussion

The biggest obstacle that needs to be resolved for any potention mission.

1. A demonstrated technology that solves the radiation exposure problem. Right now the estimated risk is just too high i.e. a trip to the Mars would kill potential astronaut prematurely. One of the Apollo missions missed a deadly solar storm by only few days. NASA will not go the route of waiver agreements.
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