Rise like a Balloon, Fly like an Airplane, Orbit like a Satellite received a Global Nomination.
Have you ever wanted a rocket pack to soar amongst the sky? Now you can … on Mars… Gravity is less, atmospheric density is less, and the vistas are breathtaking. So come to Mars...
Buck Rogers aside, Mars is an interesting environment for out-of-this-world mobility options for an explorer. This challenge asks for the definition of a conceptual mobility solution to allow an astronaut to easily and rapidly explore Mars including overcoming obstacles such as cliffs, ravines and other difficult terrain. The solution should be person-portable and any means or source of propulsion be locally produced.
This challenge can be answered by:
you ever dreamed about going to space, standing on another Planet and
seeing earth among the stars?
do, and I believe that becoming a multi planetary species will be the
most important step in evolution.
My solution can rise like a balloon from Hellas Planitia, fly like a plane over Olympus Mons, land at the Curiosity rover or leave to orbit. It can remain airborne for unlimited time and distance and autonomously follow and pick up a user. It exceeds your targets and provides affordable access to space for everyone willing to leave Earth.
Coffee, lots of ;-)