Michelle Rucker, Mars Integration Group, Nasa Johnson Space Center discussed on Houston We Have a Podcast

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Podcast we bring in the experts. Scientists engineers astronauts also. Let you know what's going on. In the world of human spaceflight we have nearly twenty years of continuous human presence on the International Space Station. That's nearly twenty years of studying the human body understanding systems and fine-tuning operations for how to conduct human spaceflight missions not to mention the decades of human spaceflight missions and experienced before that a lot has changed over time based on what we've learned a lot of questions have come up that are important to understanding how things will change when traveling to Mars. You might think that's a lot of experience already. So why don't we just go to Mars? It's hard to imagine. Just how hard Mars is. It requires near absolute perfection and any deviation may be a risk to the safety of the humans on board or the success of the mission so the question is are we ready. You can even ask. How ready are we? Luckily we have an organization right here at the NASA Johnson Space Center and all across the agency looking at what we have and what we need to make Mars mission successful Michelle Rucker is a Mars. Integration lead at Johnson Space Center for the Mars Integration Group. A team that spans across all of NASA. She's a thirty-three year veteran of NASA joining in the aftermath of the space shuttle Challenger accident and supporting the investigation by conducting booster material tests and analysis. She has participated in a range of exciting projects such as the International Space Station. Environmental Control and life support systems hyper impact research spacesuit and spacewalking tools space station exercise equipment system engineering and Orion crew exploration vehicle testing and verification. She currently leads. The Mars. Integration Group developing crude Mars mission concepts. She holds two patents and has authored numerous technical publications so on today's podcast. Michelle goes over the details of what we know what we have what we need and how. Nasa's artist program That will establish sustainable. Human presence on the moon will help inform and fine tune the ideal mission structure for a Mars mission. And I hope you like this topic because there's going to be a lot more this month kicks off monthly episodes that are all about a Mars mission. And we'll call it to Mars monthly over the next few months or maybe even the next year we'll dive deep into the various elements. We discussed today with Michelle so here. We go preparing for a human mission to Mars with Michelle Rucker Enjoy County owners have the.

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