This page contains a list of user images about Red Dragon Mission which are relevant to the point and besides images, you can also use the tabs in the bottom to browse Red Dragon Mission news, videos, wiki information, tweets, documents and weblinks.
Red Dragon Mission Images
Music video by Rihanna performing Take A Bow. YouTube view counts pre-VEVO: 66288884. (C) 2008 The Island Def Jam Music Group.
A substitute teacher from the inner city refuses to be messed with while taking attendance.
Download this song: http://bit.ly/EpicRap7 New ERB merch: http://bit.ly/MNwYxq Tweet this Vid-ee-oh: http://clicktotweet.com/TpUg9 Hi. My name is Nice Peter,...
Music video by Taylor Swift performing Back To December. (C) 2011 Big Machine Records, LLC.
"Just One Last Time" feat. Taped Rai. Available to download on iTunes including remixes of : Tiësto, HARD ROCK SOFA & Deniz Koyu http://smarturl.it/DGJustOne...
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis present the official music video for Can't Hold Us feat. Ray Dalton. Can't Hold Us on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/cant-...
This video accidentally turned out kind of sad, ME SO SOWWY IT NOT POSED TO BE SAD WHO WANTS HUGS AND COOKIES? Also, FYI for anyone attempting this, it takes...
Jimmy reveals that he is f*@#ing Ben Affleck.
LIKE/FAV We got 45 burgers, a whole bunch of liquor and bacon.... this is Fast Food Lasagna. Buy TSHIRTS!! Click Here! http://shop.epicmealtime.com/ Like on ...
So i was pretty hesitant to make this video... but after all of your request, here is my Draw My Life video! Check out my 2nd Channel for more vlogs: http://...
Buy at iTunes: http://goo.gl/zv4o9. New album on sale now! http://turtleneckandchain.com.
Follow on Twitter! - https://twitter.com/#!/GavinFree Watch this one in HD! The slow mo guys are well aware that water balloons are always good in slow motio...
|Operator||Under evaluation by NASA and SpaceX|
|Mission type||Astrobiology lander|
|Launch date||2018 (proposed)|
|Launch vehicle||Falcon Heavy|
|Mass||6.5 tonnes (14,000 lb) plus 1 tonne payload|
Red Dragon is a modified SpaceX Dragon capsule for low-cost Mars lander missions using Falcon Heavy rockets. Plans call for a sample return rover to be delivered to the Martian surface while also testing techniques to enter the Martian atmosphere with equipment a human crew could eventually use. The concept will be proposed for funding in 2013 as a United States NASA Discovery mission, for launch in 2018. The announcement of opportunity for a next Discovery mission was postponed to 2015 due to budget reasons.
NASA's Ames Research Center is working with the private spaceflight firm, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), to plan a mission that would search for evidence of life on Mars (biosignatures), past or present. The 3.6-metre (12 ft) diameter Dragon module offers an interior volume of 7 cubic metres (250 cu ft) for up to 1 tonne ( 2,200 lb) of instruments. A variant called Red Dragon, would drill about 1.0 metre (3.3 ft) underground in an effort to sample reservoirs of water ice known to exist in the shallow subsurface. The mission cost is projected to be less than USD$400 million, plus $150 million to $190 million for a launch vehicle and lander. SpaceX is currently planning the first Falcon Heavy launch for 2013 and quotes launch cost at $128M.
- Scientific goals
- Search for evidence of life (biosignatures), past or present
- Assess subsurface habitability
- Establish the origin, distribution, and composition of ground ice
- Understand past climate using ground ice record
- Human precursor goals
- Conduct human-relevant entry, descent and landing (EDL) demonstrations
- Assess potential hazards in dust, regolith, and ground ice
- Characterize natural resources
- Demonstrate access to subsurface resources
- Conduct in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) demonstration
Landing system 
The feasibility of a Dragon-derived Mars lander for scientific and human-precursor investigation is being studied by NASA's Ames Research Center. The SpaceX's Dragon capsule is being developed to ferry cargo and astronauts to and from the International Space Station. A slightly modified version of the crewed Dragon capsule could be used for payload transport to Mars, and a precursor to the ambitious long-term plans of sending a manned mission to Mars. Because of its design, a Dragon capsule may perform all the necessary entry, descent and landing (EDL) functions in order to deliver payloads of 1 tonne (2,200 lb) or more to the Martian surface without using a parachute; the use of parachutes is not feasible without vehicle modifications that would require a significant development program. It is calculated that its own drag may slow the capsule sufficiently for the remainder of descent to be within the retro-propulsion thruster capabilities; this approach should make it possible to land the capsule on legs at much higher Martian elevations than could be done if a parachute was used, and with 10 km (6.2 mi) landing accuracy. The engineering team continues developing options for payload integration with the Dragon capsule. Potential landing sites would be polar or mid-latitude sites with proven near-surface ice.
See also 
- "Red Dragon" (PDF), Feasibility of a Dragon-derived Mars lander for scientific and human-precursor investigations, 8m.net, October 31, 2011, retrieved 2012-05-14
- Wall, Mike (2011-07-31). "'Red Dragon' Mission Mulled as Cheap Search for Mars Life". SPACE.com. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC) - Science Committee Report" (PDF). Ames Research Center, NASA. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- James Green. "Planetary Science".
- "RED DRAGON-MSL HYBRID LANDING ARCHITECTURE FOR 2018" (PDF). Jet Propulsion Laboratory,. NASA. February 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-04.
Further reading 
- Red Dragon: Low-Cost Access to the Surface of Mars Using Commercial Capabilities Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration, held June 12–14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1679, id.4315
- Red Dragon-MSL Hybrid Landing Architecture for 2018 Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration, held June 12–14, 2012 in Houston, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1679, id.4216