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NASA reinvents the wheel


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#1 SuperSapien64

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:17 PM

I thought this story was interesting:  https://www.slashgear.com/nasa-reinvents-the-wheel-27509185/



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:47 PM

Agreed....interesting.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 11:33 PM

All kinds of approaches have been tried, this looks promising but doesn't look like it could be reduced in size very much for transport.  The moon buggies has spring steel blades that collapsed flat to the hub for transport, taking up less space, a serious consideration.



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Posted 13 December 2017 - 06:29 PM

All kinds of approaches have been tried, this looks promising but doesn't look like it could be reduced in size very much for transport.  The moon buggies has spring steel blades that collapsed flat to the hub for transport, taking up less space, a serious consideration.

Yeah I hope it works out for them, because I really want to us land on Mars within our lifetime. :thumbup2:



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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:31 PM

The lighter weight you can make the payload you're taking to Mars the better, tsiolkovsky's rocket equation is not kind to you when you add a little extra payload mass. That said my real hope with Mars exploration is that it forces NASA to restart the NERVA program, or develop high thrust nuclear electric rocket engines, because if we can get either of those going then the whole solar system will be within relatively easy reach.
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