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SachinEE
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5/22/2015 | 1:44:18 PM
Re: The things we will invent and discover
I loved the technology of the helicopter cum plane which reall shows how far NASA has come. It really needs to be implemented outside the boundaries of NASA.
David Wagner
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5/22/2015 | 12:18:41 PM
Re: The things we will invent and discover
@Ron_Hodges= I agree. I think the technology will be put to market on Earth very quickly after it is developed for NASA. And what I like about these roadmaps (this is the second. The first was 2012) is that it really shows a strategic viewpoint of technology. It almost feels like a tech tree in a video game. But it allows for startups who want in the space game, universities and enterprises to work with NASA on specific need-based technologies. An organization like NASA, just by putting out a document can probably help focus and advance innovation efforts.
Ron_Hodges
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5/22/2015 | 9:33:39 AM
The things we will invent and discover
During the effort to get to Mars will have huge spinoff value, potentially even balancing or exceeding the outlays for the effort itself.  I get a kick out of the fact that Elon Musk's SpaceX shop has "Occupy Mars!" T-shirts...
Whoopty
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5/22/2015 | 7:42:21 AM
Re: Tell the future to hurry up and arrive
I want humans on Mars too, but as you say there are a lot of developments left to go. Food is one of the more interesting ones, as even with some of our most advanced techniques it's very difficult to make anything last for years at a time and still be edible and remotely tasty.

Nobody wants the poor crew eating freeze dried food for months on end. Especially considering their bodies may be really feelign the effects of a year+ at zero G. 
David Wagner
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5/21/2015 | 6:35:12 PM
Re: Tell the future to hurry up and arrive
@Tom- In short, NASA has a document which lists 15 areas of technology that it needs to develop to get ot Mars. And each of those areas has another 10-20 technologies that need to be invented to get us there. And each of those sections have 150 pages or more describing why devloping those technologies is hard. So there's over 2000 pages just describing what we still can't do and why it is hard ot do it. That's not even inventing the things. So, it might take a while.
Thomas Claburn
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5/21/2015 | 6:00:08 PM
Tell the future to hurry up and arrive
I want humans on Mars! What's taking so long?
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