Mars Mission: Volunteer Orientation

 

Welcome to the Future!

Did you ever wonder .......

Could we ever reach out into the galaxy to find  life and other planets on which to live?

What would it be like to commute through space?

If so, you have the curiosity to join us and explore .............. Welcome to 

 

A Little Introduction

What is your name? What one word describes your feeling when you look up at the stars?

SpaceX - Advancing the Future

The Vision and Mission of SpaceX

SpaceX was born from the drive, determination and brilliance of our CEO and Lead Designer, Elon Musk.

SpaceX is a space transport services company whose mission is to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. 

SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. Our achievements include:

  • *the first privately funded, liquid-fueled rock to reach orbit (2010); the first privately funded company to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft; 
  • the first private company to send a satellite into geosynchronous orbit;
  • the first private company to send a spacecraft to the ISS (2012)  — a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. 

 

Check out the overview of SpaceX below.

 

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This is SpaceX

Now Let us See SpaceX in Action

 

Important Note: 

“If one can figure out how to effectively reuse rockets just like airplanes, the cost of access to space will be reduced by as much as a factor of a hundred.  A fully reusable vehicle has never been done before. That really is the fundamental breakthrough needed to revolutionize access to space.”

--Elon Musk

http://www.spacex.com/

Let's go over a few highlights in Learning Moment#1

Learning Moment#1

Match the Questions with the Appropriate Answers
  • SpaceX was founded in what year?
    2002
  • What year will be the manned Mission to Mars?
    2024
  • What type of transport service will be established first to Mars?
    A Cargo Route
  • What personality types are encouraged for the Mission?
    Innovators and Pioneers
  • With what entity did the SpaceX Dragon capsule dock?
    International Space Station (ISS)
  • Which companies are SpaceX partners?
    NASA and Boeing

Mission to the Red Planet

Earth to Mars

Many space enthusiasts dream of the day when there will be a manned mission to the “Red Planet".

Like Earth, Mars revolves around the Sun, but on a different path than Earth.

Mars is between 34.6 and 63 million miles away, depending on what year it is.

Be prepared for a long trip!

Astronauts will be exposed to cosmic rays and other radiation. There will be prolonged exposure to a low-gravity, low-light environment.  There must be adequate fuel as well as oxygen, water, and food for the extended mission. 

Are you ready for this new frontier of exploration? 

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The whole world will be watching. There will be successes.  Things will go wrong.

How do you cope?

Troubleshooting on Mars - Are you Innovative, Calm and Determined?

How well do you perform under pressure?

 

As you can tell by now, we love movies!  Our CEO has even had a cameo in Iron Man. 

An expert botanist on Mars is a likely scenario.

How do you troubleshoot?  

Let's recap in Learning Moment #2

Learning Moment #2

Crews will be departing for the manned mission colony  to Mars in    .

 The Red Planet  has a solar day that is of approximately of hours, similar to that of Earth.

Travel time to Mars may be no less than   months for the initial trips. To maintain success for the colony, constant  will be needed.

Reflection and Evaluation

The Stakes are High

We will not sugarcoat the Mission. Space volunteers may probably never come back home.  

The months' long journey to reach Mars, at 140 million miles away, will be extremely dangerous and difficult.

"It’s dangerous and probably people will die — and they’ll know that," Mr. Musk has explained. This Mission will be comparable to the colonists that crossed the Atlantic Ocean centuries ago.

Each challenge can be resolved with creativity and the ability 'to do the math'. 

Take a look at the video below.

 

We applaud our volunteers who "want to be the pioneers."

What do you want to do?

The Step to the Next Stage of Participation - Are you Making the Right Decision?

  • I have thought about the Mars Mission carefully and I am confident that I would like to participate
  • I have not fully considered the personal, physical and other conditions regarding the Mission to Mars. I need more time to consider
  • I have thought about the Mars Mission carefully and I do not wish to participate further.