Reconnaissance on Mars. Creation of a Mars Hangar. S. Andrew Ning, Krystle Farnsworth, Robert Lawton, Brian Riddle, David Allred. Mars Exploration. Assemble and repair machinery: airplanes, ATVs, rovers. Imagine doing that work in a Full Pressure Suit. Creation of an Intermediate Environment.
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Creation of a Mars Hangar
S. Andrew Ning, Krystle Farnsworth, Robert Lawton, Brian Riddle, David Allred
Mars Homestead Project @ M.I.T.
95% CO2, 2.7% N2, 1.8% Ar, .13% O2, .07% CO
Surface pressure is approximate 6-7 millibars
Average Temperature = -55°C
78% N2, 21%O2, .9% Ar, .03% CO2
Surface pressure is about 1.01 bar
Average Surface Temperature = 15°C
One approach to avoid oxygen toxicity and flammability hazards is to use a mixed gas suit
Sprung Instant Structures
NREL of the DOE