"The Lunar to Mars Embedded"
“The Lunar to Mars Embedded Spacecraft” (LME) is built within the core of a dislodged moon rock. The rock, being rich in ice, is used as both a shield and a fuel source. The LME is designed to carry smaller spacecraft with it on its long haul to mars. These included: two scout ships, the Verdigris Landing shuttle, and the Jupiter rover. During the trek they will be used for maintenance and ice mining. Once the LME reaches mars orbit, the Verdigris and Jupiter will be used to land on and explore the surface. The initial launch will be a sling shot maneuver around the moon after which the engines keep a steady thrust on route to Mars!