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Living in Space: Lab Day at Border Sessions Conference

Living in Space: Lab Day at Border Sessions Conference

by Natasha Schön on Friday, 23rd June 2017 in STEM, Technology

People in both the private and governmental industry alike have set their sights on expanding humanity beyond Earth’s orbit. Hence, human settlements in our solar system may become feasible within decades. Some of the key questions surrounding our expansion into space are: How will people live in space and what kind of work will they do? How will they entertain themselves and how will they protect themselves against the dangers in space or other heavenly bodies? How will poeple use the resources in space to support the small settlements that will eventually grow in to large communities? This was the main focus of the Border Sessions Lab day on June 28th 2017 in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

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Mars One Surface Exploration Suit (SES) Design Summary

Mars One Surface Exploration Suit (SES) Design Summary

by Suzanne Flinkenflögel on Thursday, 17th November 2016 in Paragon, Technology

On November 15th, 2016, Mars One released the Conceptual Design Assessment of Mars One's Surface Exploration Suit (SES) by Paragon Space Development Corporation®. We hereby present a concise abstract of the independent Paragon report. The abstract was prepared by Mars One Round Three Candidates Josh Richards (AU), Oscar Mathews (US), and Ryan MacDonald (GB).

Abstract—Paragon Space Development Corporation has conducted an initial conceptual design study outlining the baseline requirements for the first surface exploration suit specifically intended for operational use on Mars. Each suit has a dry mass of 88.5 kg and requires 300 kg of spare parts to support 250 surface excursions over its lifetime. With adequate radiation shielding, each crew member can make at least 1150 surface excursions before exceeding ESA’s astronaut radiation career allowance. Mars One will make use of this initial design study to inform, develop and refine its mission of establishing a permanent human settlement on Mars.

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How will safety be ensured? Arno Wielders and the technical aspects of Mars One’s mission

How will safety be ensured? Arno Wielders and the technical aspects of Mars One’s mission

by Suzanne Flinkenflögel on Thursday, 6th October 2016 in Inside 360, People, Arno Wielders, Technology

Arno Wielders, co-founder and CTO of Mars One, currently divides his time between Mars One and working at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency as a payload study manager for new planetary mission studies. In this and other subsequent stories, Arno Wielders addresses some of the questions surrounding the technical aspects of Mars One's mission to Mars.

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What are the mission costs? Arno Wielders and the technical aspects of Mars One’s mission

What are the mission costs? Arno Wielders and the technical aspects of Mars One’s mission

by Natasha Schön on Wednesday, 29th June 2016 in Inside 360, People, Arno Wielders, Technology

Arno Wielders, co-founder and CTO of Mars One, currently divides his time between Mars One and working at the European Space Technology and Research Centre (ESTEC) of the European Space Agency as a payload study manager for new planetary mission studies. In this and other subsequent stories, Arno Wielders addresses some of the questions surrounding the technical aspects of Mars One's mission to Mars.

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