Main Belt Transportation System?

From the article:

At the 10-11 June annual meeting of NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Global Aerospace Corporation (GCA) delivered a status report on its phase II concept study, “Cyclical Visits to Mars via Astronaut Hotels” (GCA calls them “AstroTels”). Funded through next January by NIAC, the concept in development is a way to cost-effectively service a small Mars base via routine five-month flights between Mars’ moon, Phobos, and Earth’s L1 Lagrange point (out toward the Moon). GCA states at the bottom of its page that this concept also provides NASA “a transportation architecture that could be put in use to explore other planetary bodies, potentially near-Earth and Main Belt asteroids.”

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