Figure 4.1

Six-month round-trip mission profile to NEO 1991 JW. This mission requires a lower delta-V than does a one-way trip to the lunar surface. (SOURCE: T.D. Jones et al., “Human exploration of near-Earth asteroids,” Hazards Due to Comets and Asteroids, University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Ariz., 1994, p. 683.)

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