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Using the Moon to go to Mars

By Keith Cowing
NASA Watch
November 5, 2004

Findings of the Moon-Mars Science Linkage Science Steering Group, Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG)

“Owing to the proximity of the Moon to Earth, there are important technological and scientific concepts that could be developed on the Moon that will provide valuable insights into both the origin and evolution of the terrestrial planets and be feed-forward to the scientific exploration of Mars. This document identifies important lunar scientific and technology goals and evaluates them with regard to how they could provide valuable insights for Mars.”

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.