Friday, December 13, 2013

Status Update

Have not posted anything in a bit. We have been working away though! Lots of medical case studies to review on therapeutic hypothermia and past work with induced-hibernation. We've also started working up the habitat design module and developing our anchor models to the NASA DRA 5.0 architecture.

On the Mars architecture, while this may not offer the maximum benefit from our concept, it does provide a solid anchor and tie to the current plan and thinking. Note they have both a nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) powered baseline approach as well as a traditional, all-chemical LOX/LH2 propulsion option for all the transfer stages. We are working up sizing models for both those systems and will be able to quickly resize them when we put our new habitat design in the system.

Hope to have some initial results to provide shortly...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

NIAC Orientation Symposium

Just finished project kickoff meeting in Washington, D.C. Two-day orientation event with all other 2013 Phase I winners. Lots of cool ideas!

Meeting was great and we put together a concept overview poster. A big shout-out to Mark Elwood at SpaceWorks for the fantastic layout and inspiring visuals.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Official Project Announcement Today!

Found out this week the project was selected for Phase I funding! Going to be an exciting project and glad will get an opportunity to explore this idea further. Thanks NIAC!

Official Phase I Selection Notices from NIAC

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