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Old September 11 2009, 12:21 AM   #74
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Re: Obama Space Plan: Return to Moon: "No Go"

I'm not quite sure how you intend to use atmosphere to make fuel.

However, Mars gravity is 1/3rd that of Earth. This makes it easier to get off, but my bet is that you'd still need a booster stage---the onboard fuel of a landing capsule probably won't cut it.
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