Abstract: Weight, functionality, and sustainability are all critical concerns for future, long-duration, human exploration of space. Exploration missions will be mass-limited, since the amount of supplies and instruments that future astronauts will be able to take with them will be limited by launch vehicle and spacecraft mass and efficiency. Astronauts will need to have the capability to repair or replace worn-out or broke hardware and produce new components to be able to function for long periods at ...

Source: Needs and Opportunities in the Deve...re Long-Duration Human Space Exploration

David Cottle

UBB Owner & Administrator