The Human Space Exploration Endeavour: A Personal View from Inside

  • David ParkerEmail author


Humanity’s road into the solar system is now under construction, and the humans that will ride along that road will be exposed to many physical and psychological challenges. Uniquely among space activities, exploration is driven by the combination of curiosity and opportunity: the curiosity to venture into the unknown and the opportunity to bring back to Earth discoveries and perspectives only possible by exploring with humans and robots. To ensure our human explorers return safely is both a moral responsibility and a scientific puzzle—a puzzle which researchers around the world have been tackling with enthusiasm and increasing success.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Human and Robotic ExplorationNoordwijkThe Netherlands

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