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Dr. Jonathan Campbell


Being the fourth planet in our solar system, Mars is half the size of Earth and constitutes a gravity near 0.38 g. Like its fellow terrestrial planets, it has a central core, rocky mantle, and solid crust. Coupled with a thin atmosphere, its surface features are reminiscent of both the Earth and Moon. Given adequate accessibility, Mars has been a hub for scientific exploration. With past and present robotic missions, they have gradually provided information about the Martian environment to help aid future human exploration. For humanity’s first manned mission to the Martian crater, Aram Chaos, a crew of six selected individuals will reside for twelve weeks before journeying back to Earth. Associated with deep space travel, problems include but are not limited to radiation, microgravity, isolation, etc. Supporting this 9-phase mission plan, space habitation and life support systems are assessed together to mitigate these issues as best as possible. Ultimately prioritizing the physiological and psychological well-being of all crewmembers.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University