At this stage we are just starting on various tasks in organizing ideas and directions forward. I would like to know what you think for a human mission to Mars on the following priorities-<br /><br />1. Technology Demonstrator Projects- What can be done here to work towards proof of concept for human missions, what are the higher priorities?<br /><br />2. Pre Cursor unmanned missions- What would be the most useful for a human mission?<br /><br />3. Mission Goals- What do you want the first human mission to accomplish?<br /><br />4. Mission Profile- What should the mission look like? What options are there to accomplish the above goals in the most mass efficient way possible?<br /><br />Just looking for suggestions and thoughts anyone here might have, based upon what we already know of Mars and factual data. We all have our own opinions on what we would like a mission to accomplish, some want it for future colonization steps others for searching for life, etc so let's see if we can integrate as many of these goals as possible instead of an either/or choice. I'll look forward to your responses.