Footsteps to Mars Hangout

Monthly Hangout designed to inform and educate about our efforts to reach the planet Mars. These hangouts are held on the first Thursday of each Month at 3pm Eastern Time.

Astronaut Demographics and Space Travel

1st Jun, 2017 by Tony Darnell

What are the influences that sex and gender have on physiological and psychological or behavioral changes that occur during space flight?

Keeping Humans Productive in Space

4th May, 2017 by Tony Darnell

More discussion on how to keep humans alive on a trip to Mars. What are the nutritional requirements, mental activities and diversions that can keep humans healthy on long duration space voyages.

Alive When They Arrive

6th Apr, 2017 by Tony Darnell

What are the long-term effects of being in space on human beings? Can we survive a trip to Mars and back?

Target: The Moons of Mars

2nd Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell

As part of humanity's attempt to travel to Mars, what role can the two moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos play in helping us colonize the Red Planet?

Meeting in Space to Make the Journey Possible

2nd Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell

We discuss how rendezvous, resupply, and refueling in orbit may make possible affordable early human missions to the Red Planet. These are based on studies conducted in support of the recent successful Achieving Mars IV Workshop.

Before the First Bootprints on Mars: Some Critical Steps before Sending Any Astronauts

5th Jan, 2017 by Tony Darnell

There is much work required to identify, select, and prepare (using autonomous robotics) a site for safe habitation and crew operations long before the astronauts leave Earth for Mars.

How Will the Resources of Mars Make Human Missions Possible?

1st Dec, 2016 by Tony Darnell

We will explore how the resources in place on Mars will make possible long-term human exploration of the Red Planet’s surface.

Footsteps to Mars: Was the 'Desert World” Once an ‘Ocean Planet’?

3rd Nov, 2016 by Tony Darnell

What is known about water currently on Mars and what is the likely history of this critically important constituent?