A POSSIBLE APPROACH TO SCIENTIFIC EXPLORATION OF THE PLANET MARS,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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This paper deals with some possible objectives of a Mars expedition, operational approaches that promise early feasibility, and their technological foundation. It does not deal with specific solutions optimized for minimum objectives, but with ways to obtain a foothold for a scientific team, and to support it continuously, the aim being to achieve increasing self-sufficiency in the later phases of the establishment of a Mars base.