A Martian Fantasy

In some distant future, astronauts amble about on Mars. The hardware designs are based on the Lunar spacecraft currently being imagined by NASA. I thought an aerodynamic ascent vehicle might be called for in the Martian atmosphere. It has strap-on solid rocket boosters for a little initial kick. The ladder pivots up to give access to the Crew Exploration Vehicle hatch.

Image copyright by Joe Bergeron.