Buzz Aldrin, der zweite Mann auf dem Mond, berechnete im Alleingang eine Orbitaltechnik namens „Mars Cycling“, die es Raumfahrzeugen ermöglichen würde, mit nur einem einzigen anfänglichen Schub ständig zwischen Erde und Mars zu reisen. Die Besatzung würde an Bord gehen und über ein sekundäres Raumschiff zurückkehren, um Treibstoff zu sparen.


Buzz Aldrin, Entdecker des Aldrin-Cyclers

Ein Mars-Cycler (oder Erde-Mars-Cycler) ist eine Art Raumfahrzeug-Flugbahn, die regelmäßig auf Erde und Mars trifft. Der Begriff Mars-Cycler kann sich auch auf ein Raumschiff auf einer Mars-Cycler-Flugbahn beziehen. Der Aldrin-Cycler ist ein Beispiel für einen Mars-Cycler.

Radfahrer sind möglicherweise nützlich für den Transport von Personen oder Materialien zwischen diesen Körpern mit minimalem Treibmittelgehalt (bei den meisten Flugbahnänderungen sind schwerkraftunterstützte Vorbeiflüge erforderlich) und können eine starke Strahlenabschirmung tragen, um Personen auf der Durchreise vor kosmischen Strahlen und Sonnenstürmen zu schützen.


Ein Radfahrer ist eine Flugbahn, die regelmäßig auf zwei oder mehr Körper trifft. Sobald die Umlaufbahn hergestellt ist, ist kein Antrieb mehr erforderlich, um zwischen… Lesen Sie weiter (7 Minuten lesen)

13 thoughts on “Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, singlehandedly calculated an orbital technique called “Mars Cycling” which would allow for spacecraft to perpetually travel between Earth and Mars with only a single initial boost. Crew would board and return via a secondary spacecraft, saving fuel.”

  1. Baulderdash77

    The Aldrin Cycle mothership spacecraft is still seen as the most efficient way to transport material to and from Mars. It’s quite an innovative concept.

    It would also work between Earth and the Moon

  2. nowhereman136

    Apparently Aldrin had a reputation around NASA and other astronauts for being cocky. But he also had a reputation for being able to back up his attitude with his skills

  3. HoboGir

    He played Kerbal Space Program and travelled back to the past to tell himself how to do it.

  4. not_that_observant

    I met Buzz Aldrin 30 years ago. I think it was at the national air and space museum in DC. I remember looking at his name tag and saying, “pffft, your name isn’t really Buzz.” He said “Yeah it is,” or something to that effect. I walked away thinking he was an idiot.

    Years later I remembered the event, and realized it was I, in fact, who was the idiot.

  5. CandleShitter

    Give a guy credit when due, but Buzz only theorized it was possible from how it reads. Previous work was done 15 years earlier by someone else laying groundwork for this theory with Venus. Then according to this link he didn’t proof it, Jet Propulsion Laboratories did. I think what Buzz really did was use his status to give credibility to the idea, equally important though. The science community kind of infuriates me because as much as they are open to discovery, any ideas that are too “extreme” are laughed at. They (general term for scientists) love to criticize other scientists on more fringe topics… I experience it pretty regularly on a smaller scale. They won’t believe you til you prove it, but you can’t prove it because nobody believes you (to get funding or support ).

  6. katchaa

    Avenue 5 has taught me that they could also change course by expelling all the poo.

  7. Lunarcy54

    Someone’s been watching Scott Manley recently…

  8. blorpblorpbloop

    I too invented “mars cycling” but it involves me biking to lose weight but then consuming mars bars and perpetually staying at the same weight.

  9. king-schultz

    It’s actually called the Rich Purnell maneuver.

  10. OG_Squeekz

    I love how every article has to clarify, “Buzz was the SECOND man on the moon.” Not to he confused with that total Chad Armstrong who strong armed that beta buzz out the way to be the FIRST man in the moon.

  11. RX3000

    He was nicknamed “Dr. Rendevouz” for a reason. His doctorate is in orbital mechanics. He wasnt just a pretty face, he was a smart guy at NASA…..

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