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* Orbiters
* Orbiters
** Mission pages for every robotic mission, including all failed attempts.  (feel free to borrow from MarsNews.com which James Burk wrote all of, but much is likely out of date)
** Mission pages for every robotic mission, including all failed attempts.  (feel free to borrow from MarsNews.com which James Burk wrote all of, but much is likely out of date)
** Chandrayaan
* Landers / Rovers
* Landers / Rovers
** Pathfinder
** Pathfinder
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** Curiosity
** Curiosity
** Mars 2020
** Mars 2020
** Mars Express: Beagle 2
* Future Missions: Mars Sample Return, ExoMars, Red Dragon
* Future Missions: Mars Sample Return, ExoMars, Red Dragon


Organizations with Mars missions [could use a better category title]
* NASA
* ESA
* ISRO
* SpaceX
Human Exploration of Mars
Human Exploration of Mars
* Current Plans & concepts: Mars Direct, NASA Design Reference Mission, Caltech missions, Mars One, SpaceX, etc.
* Current Plans & concepts: Mars Direct, NASA Design Reference Mission, Caltech missions, Mars One, SpaceX, etc.
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*** Based on Proceedings of Case for Mars #2 & #3.  (Bruce has copies of these.)
*** Based on Proceedings of Case for Mars #2 & #3.  (Bruce has copies of these.)
** Also Ben Bova, Geoffrey Landis, Robert Zubrin, Gregory Benford, Paul McAuley (Quiet War, Gardens of the Sun).
** Also Ben Bova, Geoffrey Landis, Robert Zubrin, Gregory Benford, Paul McAuley (Quiet War, Gardens of the Sun).
** Potential issues/challenges raised in Mars fiction (political/economic relationship with Earth, how government/economics might be affected by conditions on Mars, vulnerability of domed settlements, effects of microgravity on the human body, etc.)
* Commerce (including import/export, etc.)
** Potential Martian industries and exports
** Potential as base for asteroid mining ventures
*** Provide lodging, resupply, and other services to miners
*** Infrastructure
** Potential as base for exploring the outer Solar system
* Other concepts.
* Other concepts.



Revision as of 13:07, 2 November 2017

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This is a list of topics that we'd like to be fully covered with articles on the wiki.

Mars

  • The Planet (overview, scientific details, interesting features & locations, the Moons, etc.)
  • History of Mars on Earth (why is it called Mars, theories about it, etc.)

Remote Exploration of Mars

  • Orbiters
    • Mission pages for every robotic mission, including all failed attempts. (feel free to borrow from MarsNews.com which James Burk wrote all of, but much is likely out of date)
    • Chandrayaan
  • Landers / Rovers
    • Pathfinder
    • Spirit
    • Opportunity
    • Curiosity
    • Mars 2020
    • Mars Express: Beagle 2
  • Future Missions: Mars Sample Return, ExoMars, Red Dragon

Organizations with Mars missions [could use a better category title]

  • NASA
  • ESA
  • ISRO
  • SpaceX

Human Exploration of Mars

  • Current Plans & concepts: Mars Direct, NASA Design Reference Mission, Caltech missions, Mars One, SpaceX, etc.
  • History of plans - David S. F. Portree has done a lot of work in this area and James has his book. You can also pull up his Romance to Reality site which is in archive.org.
  • Technologies needed: propulsion (chemical, nuclear, ion, VASIMR, etc.), ISRU, space suits, lander concepts

Permanent Settlement

  • Mars Foundation designs: Hillside Settlement, One way mission, Plains Settlement
  • Technologies needed: 3-D Printing using in-situ materials, use of lava tubes, etc.
  • Fictional Portrayals of Mars Settlement
    • Kim Stanley Robinson: Article about Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars and what they did.
      • Based on Proceedings of Case for Mars #2 & #3. (Bruce has copies of these.)
    • Also Ben Bova, Geoffrey Landis, Robert Zubrin, Gregory Benford, Paul McAuley (Quiet War, Gardens of the Sun).
    • Potential issues/challenges raised in Mars fiction (political/economic relationship with Earth, how government/economics might be affected by conditions on Mars, vulnerability of domed settlements, effects of microgravity on the human body, etc.)
  • Commerce (including import/export, etc.)
    • Potential Martian industries and exports
    • Potential as base for asteroid mining ventures
      • Provide lodging, resupply, and other services to miners
      • Infrastructure
    • Potential as base for exploring the outer Solar system
  • Other concepts.

Terraforming

  • What is Terraforming
  • How might you Terraform Mars: plans & concepts
  • First 100 year plan / schedule

Miscellaneous Topics

  • Whatever you want to write about Mars!