Distress signal from Mars?
Let's suppose the first manned mission on Mars takes place, but a landing malfunction leaves the ship stranded on Mars. The crew members are intact and even have the food supply to survive for at least the time they would have taken to return back to Earth. Will NASA be likely to organize a rescue mission in this case? The costs would probably be enormous and there is also an additional risk for the rescuers. What YOU think would be the best decision?
Asked By: mvp18ro - 9/23/2007
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This is a HUGE question for the safety conscious folks at NASA. It is fairly obvious that the Mission to Mars will have to be staged from the International Space Station. That is the only way NASA can get sufficient materials and supplies up into orbit prior to the mission launch. In other words, several launches will... More
Answered By: zahbudar - 9/23/2007
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they would definitely organize a rescue mission i think they have something planned for that, you know in case things go wrong i mean I HOPE they have a plan B
Answered By: succubus - 9/23/2007
Well, to leave them to die is plain cruelty. They must be rescued immediantly, and people must learn to value the life of everyone.
Answered By: kukuzyavochka - 9/23/2007
You always have to consider the cost/risk factor. Automobile manufacturers take this into account when they balance the risk and cost of potential lawsuits against the savings realized by using two less bolts to secure the gas tank. If the savings achieved by using two less bolts outweighs the possible costs of... More
Answered By: kokopelli - 9/23/2007
The current plan for a Mars mission involves launching supplies and a return vehicle in advance.
Answered By: J_DOG - 9/23/2007
NASA would no doubt do everything in it's power to rescue a crew stranded on Mars but unless they had a rescue ship ready to leave with in a short period of time and the planetary alignment was in their favor the astronauts could be out of luck... More
Answered By: ericbryce2 - 9/23/2007
The risks are understood by the astronaut's before they go into space. Just like on Everest, where people get left all the time, people on Mars would be expected to look after themselves and I don't think NASA would send a rescue mission. Why don't you ask NASA about any contingency plans.
Answered By: Rich P - 9/23/2007
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