alexa
Reach Us +44-1904-929220
INTERSPACE Mars Analog Based On Proposed Settlement Level Criteria | 19319
ISSN: 2168-9792

Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Mark Homnick
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Aeronaut Aerospace Eng
DOI: 10.4172/2168-9792.S1.002
Abstract
Based on the results from two Mars settlement studies conducted by multi-disciplinary technical, sociology, and psychology research teams, 4Frontiers has established a concept for proposed settlement levels and associated criteria. Since current opportunities to conduct lifecycle field research involving Mars related equipment, technologies, methodologies, and other Mars research and development are mainly limited to remote, poorly accessible field locations or very small (~1-5 square feet) indoor simulations, a 4Frontiers subsidiary is using this and other 4Frontiers settlement concepts to actively develop a large (23,000 square feet) analog Mars environment called INTERSPACE. It is located near Kennedy Space Center, and one proposed use is to inexpensively conduct appropriate lifecycle Mars field research and development. Visitors and researchers can spend from 2-4 days in the Mars analog, living and working under simulated Mars conditions. Selected study can be continued for substantial durations (months or longer) if appropriate visitors conduct selected activities during their INTERSPACE experience. The INTERSPACE analog generally reflects indoor and outdoor Mars conditions except all environments are nonhazardous. Environments are kept at earth gravity and sea level atmospheric conditions, and a non-hazardous Mars regolith simulant is used. INTERSPACE includes a full scale hydroponics area with related agriculture and food science operations, a laboratory, an automated robotic construction area, and multiple other facilities which can be potential venues for Mars related research and development. The proposed Mars settlement levels and several areas in the INTERSPACE analog are discussed along with their potential for supporting related lines of study.
Biography
Mark Homnick is a corporate CEO and Program Manager with over 30 years of commercialization experience. He co-founded 4Frontiers Corporation in 2005 after leading the first of two Mars long-term habitation studies with over 70 scientists and engineers. He raised $ 550 k in equity and debt for the aerospace start-up company in addition to leading design/testing of Star Lab, an air launched suborbital vehicle flying out of Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Currently, 4 Frontiers is creating a spin-off company, the NewSpace Center, LLC, a real science Mars themed entertainment venture located on 75 acres at the Titusville-Cocoa Airport near KSC. He was previously a Program Manager with Intel Corporation where he directly managed more than $1 billion in commercial programs including all phases of multiple wafer fabrication production projects, office building projects, and site master planning/development projects. He graduated from Penn State in 1980 with a BSME.
image PDF   |   image HTML
 

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri and Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

+1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
Leave Your Message 24x7