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Human Assisted Science at Venus: Venus Exploration in the New Human Spaceflight Age



Some human mission trajectories to Mars include flybys of Venus. These flybys provide opportunities to practice deep space human operations, and offer numerous safe-return-to-Earth options, before committing to longer and lower-cadence Mars-only flights. Venus flybys, as part of dedicated missions to Mars, also enable human-in-the-loop scientific study of the second planet. The time to begin coordinating such Earth-to-Mars-via-Venus missions is now

Volume 53
Pages None
DOI 10.3847/25C2CFEB.C853EAD4
Language English
Journal None

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