NASA's Flexible Path Architecture Study for Human Missions


Wednesday, September 08 2010 - 12:00 pm, PDT
David Korsmeyer
Chief of the Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center

NASA supported the "Review of U.S. Human Spaceflight Plans" (HSF) Committee during the Summer of 2009 by performing a study and analysis of a novel Flexible Path concept. The Flexible Path architecture for human spaceflight calls for incrementally more aggressive human missions out into the inner solar system. Exploration of the Moon, Lagrange points, Near Earth Objects, leading to the exploration of the Martian moons. All of these missions would have broad technical and scientific merit as precursors to the future exploration of the Mars surface. Dr. Korsmeyer lead the Flexible Path Architecture Study for NASA in support of the HSF Committee.

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