Report Released: The Humans to Mars Report 2015

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Report Released: The Humans to Mars Report 2015.

The non-profit Explore Mars Inc. group today released its first annual Humans to Mars Report. According to Explore Mars the report "provides updates on challenges, plus progress in areas such as mission architecture design and development, scientific discoveries, policy, public perception, international cooperation and competition, and new private capabilities".

Press Release: Explore Mars Announces the Publication of the first annual Humans to Mars Report

Explore Mars, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the first annual Humans to Mars Report (H2MR). The H2MR provides a summary of recent progress and current challenges in advancing the goal of human missions to Mars.

"The H2MR specifically addresses mission architecture design and development, scientific discoveries, policy, public perception, international cooperation and competition, and new private capabilities," commented Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry. "One of the great values of this annual report is that it will provide policy makers and members of the space community with an indispensable resource that will assist them in making the most informed decisions on budgets and long-term plans and strategy for getting humans to Mars."

In addition to the printed report, Explore Mars will launch a website in August 2015 that will archive support materials used to produce the printed report. This website will serve as a valuable reference that will be available not only to the space community, but also to policy makers, members of the press, and the general public.

According to H2MR Co-Chair, Michael Raftery (TerraTrace Corp), "The momentum for sending humans to Mars is building. This annual report and its associated website will provide what we feel is lacking elsewhere: a clear and concise summary of where we have just been, where we are now, and what we need to do in the near term in order to achieve the landing of humans on Mars in the 2030s."

The H2MR will not only provide an annual snapshot of progress, but it will also make recommendations on how continued progress can be maintained over the upcoming years and will, in addition, reflect new capabilities and developments as they materialize.

"Some say Mars is too hard, but we at Explore Mars, although acknowledging the challenges ahead, believe that we can do this great thing," noted H2MR co-chair, Joe Cassady (Aerojet Rocketdyne). "We hope that this report will assist those who are interested in the future of human space exploration by providing an unbiased resource and a guidepost along the journey to Mars."

An electronic version of H2MR can be found at http://h2m.exploremars.org/the-humans-to-mars-report-2015/. For printed copies of H2MR, please contact us at info@exploremars.org .

- Download the report (PDF).

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