THE 6M PLAN
Though I believe it’s not God’s expressed will for Mankind to venture into Space; I do believe that if Man is going to do it anyway, it’s best to do it in comfort and affordability. So I write this piece, to weigh in on an idea that I believe God gave me, as a concept model for the Mobile Maneuvering Method in which those 3 brave and adventurous souls could ride in. It all started with my disdain of what all astronauts who spend long term time in space go through, which is the recycling of water and urine, using it over and over again. I also believe that the cost of sending 3 men to Mars which takes 8 months one way and 8 months back, and two months there, could be greatly reduced from the billions and billions of wasted tax payer dollars by using this concept method that God gave me. I do not claim or assert that I am a scientist or a very technical kind of person, but it’s the common sense concept that I’m trying to convey to anyone in NASA or Foreign Space agencies who have a little vision. Again, I believe that God gave me this idea, way back in October of 2006, and now, I will try to convey this vehicle and method of travel using only words. If a flight engineer in NASA ever gets a hold of this concept, he or she has my full and free permission to use any part of this idea at no cost to the Federal Government, for I am a true American. Now for the basic nuts and bolts of this idea, leaving the avionics, telemetry and navigational instruments to the experts at Northrop-Grumman. Now the concept of the Mobile Maneuvering Method can be built with things that we already have in use today, and the method of staging it into place, we are already doing. And with a strong coordinated effort by the will of those participating principals, I believe this concept could be ready to go from scratch to finish, then to blast off in just 3 short years. Now, let’s lay the foundation of why we are going, and what we need to get there. Why we are going is primarily made up of three reasons: 1. To see if there is water on Mars or an answer to the origins of life on Mars via water being there, past or present. 2. To check the suitability of future lodging, so that Man can have a more tolerable place than the moon in which to colonize. 3. Just to do it, just like going to the moon, it’s there, it’s a challenge, it’s a mountain, lets go climb it. Now, before I get to the part about what we need to get there, (then finally to the design of the Mobile Maneuvering Method-hereafter to be referred to as 6M), let me tell you why it is a flawed idea to go back to the moon or even Mars. First, whether there is water on Mars or not, Man’s origins did not come from water, as in evolution, as in coming out of a sea of mixed chemicals. But Man was created by God. Secondly, Man cannot colonize other planets or worlds, for he must face the Judgment of God as recorded in the Book of Revelation. And that’s why it’s my guess that no man has ever died or has been left in outer space. For there must be a resurrection of the dead, both small and great, rich and poor, with the sea giving up her dead, and the earth giving up it’s dead. For in the last days at the time of the great resurrection, there’s no mention of the outer space giving up it’s dead. So our reasons for going to Mars are essentially vain, and a great waste of money. For we already have cool looking dune buggies already there, equipped with cameras, showing us all that we need to know. But, for the reason of “because it’s there” or “Just for the fun and adventure of it” let’s go do it. Now, let me tell you my idea and let’s cover what we basically need to survive and enjoy this arduous trip. These 3 brave men will need a vehicle to travel in and supple racks equipped with oxygenated air, water, food, room to move around, and for the instruments and experimental equipment. Now at long last here it is! But remember, as you read this, try to imagine the concept of what I am describing and then check the feasibility of it. First I will describe this 6-piece vehicle and its components, then the method of which to assemble them and getting it all going. The 6-piece vehicle will all be attached to one another by a single piece of metal structure similar in shape and structure to the design of the popular space vehicle from the Star Trek series. Let me explain. In order to deal with the necessities of life (water, food, air) I propose two large elongated oval shape cylinders, similar to that of the large orange fuel tank that used to go up with Shuttle. These large elongated orange fuel tank looking large cylinders, would be fashioned in this manner. First, take the large cylinder (being empty), then fill the inner liner with common expansion foam, and then place another interior cylinder of almost equal size, which would create a two tier barrier against the cold and against debris that could collide with it. Then construct electrical heating panels on the interior wall of the 2nd interior cylinder. Then build a single square receiving hole in the center of the large tank, so that the 4 square but long supply racks would slide into. Remember it must house 18 months -worth of supplies of food and water, instruments and equipment. These two large cylinders which look on the outside similar to the large orange fuel tank of the Shuttle launches, will be of one configured piece, with a loading hatch on one end-(similar to that opening portal of the C-5a) so that the long 4 racks of food and water and equipment can be loaded into the cylinder, then closed and sealed. The other Cylinder would be exclusively used for the numerous elongated tanks for oxygen and or oxygenated air. These two large orange cylinders would be mounted closest to the space vehicle with two separate 12 foot in diameter struts on each side (total of 4 struts) to connect the supply and air containers to the space vehicle. All of the flow lines of electricity, hydraulics and air lines would be enclosed in these struts, which is also the same travelling space the astronauts would use to move from the space vehicle to the container pods (large orange fuel tank looking pods). Now the main space vehicle itself, is nothing more than a space shuttle craft or a new 747 or C5A, modified to support the adjoining struts, and to convert its cargo bay area for the living quarters of the Astronauts, making it suitable for human habitation without fear of cold or breach. There will also be attaching collars on the underneath side of the modified Shuttle or Plane to accommodate the small shuttle craft that will make its descent onto the surface of Mars and for re-docking. The outer parts of this 6M vehicle will consist of the two large disposable rockets and their adjoining fuel tank. I would imagine that the rockets formerly in use by the shuttle would suffice, or two of the type of rockets the Russians use to supply the ISS, or some extra ICBM rockets laying around not doing anything. The large fuel tank for these two rockets would also be similar to that of the Shuttle, but just a little bigger. Thus you have the basic design and concept of this 6M plan. The Shuttle rides on top of this structure, with the smaller descent vehicle on the underside of it, with two large supply pods on either side of the shuttle supported by 4 large struts. Those struts are again at least 12 feet in diameter which house the travelling path for the Astronauts to go to and from the Shuttle to the supply pods. Then there are the two large rockets one on either side of the shuttle (lower) and the large fuel container pod (bottom), all attached to the single piece steel structure, which supports the entire ensemble. Now for the easy part, of which YOU thought was the hard part. How do we get this monstrosity into space? Well this is the easy part, although a little expensive. Albeit, I think it’s still billions cheaper than the current plan. First, we must assemble all the components of this vehicle out in space, near the ISS, which could act as a nearby Baby-sitter. It should be assembled in space by first sending up the single piece metal structure that will attach everything. Then the storage tanks will be sent up FULL and attached. Then the Rockets should be sent up (empty) and the large fuel tank sent up empty and attached to the single piece metal structure. When this is done correctly, the air cylinders on the left pod, and the food, water and instruments in the other side pod will already be in place. Then send up the fuel to fill the large single tank and fill the rockets with fuel at the same time. And lastly, fly the Shuttle and its smaller attachable descent vehicle to the center of the metal ensemble, for final assembly and connection. All this can happen within a short term, by multiple launches of full and empty structures to be assembled and or filled up in space. The launch or firing therefore of the rockets toward Mars, would yield a great savings, because no gravity or weight would use up a lot of fuel, and they could get started rather quickly without building up speed circling the earth. Upon arrival into a standard Mars obit, the smaller descent vehicle will be the only thing that should be detached or moving away from the 6M. Upon return to earth, NASA can decide to leave the vehicle in space and deposit the Astronauts off at the ISS for regular entry back to earth, or simply jettison all of the 6M vehicle and return to earth in the Shuttle or the Mars descent vehicle. And by the way, it’s my intention that there be enough water contained in the right side supply pod to furnish a gallon of water for each man for the entire 18 months. But let the food be stored and enjoyed without having to recycle any thing but the air and oxygen. And with an entire left pod dedicated to many cylinders of fresh air and oxygen, there should be a healthy atmosphere for the men to work and live. All waste materials, including urine, dung and the water and food containers, can be jettisoned once a week or once a month, in the path near the rocket exhaust as to burn them up. I hope you enjoyed this mental picture of what really could be a viable alternative to the otherwise wasteful design of the current moon and mars projects being planned by taxpayer funded NASA. Selah.