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.

Showing 32 videos in "Footsteps to Mars Hangout" category

Space Propulsion: Getting to Mars is Half the Fun

2nd Nov, 2017  -  1.8k views

Support Deep Astronomy by signing up for a free month trial at The Great Courses Plus: http://ow.ly/AVDF30fiZ33 Human exploration of Mars present many technological and engineering challenges, incl...

Socioeconomic, Policy and Ethical Implications of Mars Human Exploration

5th Oct, 2017  -  1.5k views

What are the implications for going to Mars? This hangout will cover the details! Human travel to and exploration of Mars presents many challenges. So far, we addressed the physical and environmen...

Dr Robert Zubrin: Some Reasons Why NASA Has Problems Getting Us to Mars - Exolife Hangout Excerpt

23rd Aug, 2017  -  1.4k views

We have been releasing segments from our weekly live hangouts held on Wednesdays and Thursdays. This hangout originally aired on June 7th, 2017. The Exolife Hangout is held every Wednesday at 5pm ET...

Societal and Biomedical Implications of Mars Settlement

5th Aug, 2017  -  1.9k views

The Mars environment presents many challenges to human survival and long-term residence. In addition to microgravity health impacts, radiation, unbreathable atmosphere, and dust storms, surviving alie...

How To Colonize Mars w/ Dr. Robert Zubrin

8th Jun, 2017  -  4.8k views

Can we REALLY colonize Mars or is this a pipe-dream? How will we get there? The presence of water on Mars makes it arguably the most hospitable of the planets in the Solar System, but how will we c...

Astronaut Demographics and Space Travel

1st Jun, 2017  -  1.6k views

What are the influences that sex and gender have on physiological and psychological or behavioral changes that occur during space flight? The US Congress has directed NASA to plan for a human mis...

Alive When They Arrive

6th Apr, 2017  -  2.8k views

Senior NASA leadership has often observed that humans are closer to their first mission to Mars than ever before in history. Critical to human exploration of Mars will be active and healthy astronaut...

Closest Supernova Seen Turns 30; NASA's MAVEN Almost Hits Phobos; Update on TESS Launch | SFN #197

4th Mar, 2017  -  5k views

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Target: The Moons of Mars

2nd Mar, 2017  -  3k views

How and Why should we explore the moons of Mars? Senior NASA leadership has often observed that humans are closer to their first mission to Mars than ever before in history. As part of current think...

The Curiosity of Martian Mud Cracks

23rd Feb, 2017  -  2.7k views

Here is a link to the press release we're talking about today: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6721 NASA's Curiosity rover certainly has uncovered unusual features of Mars. Recently the...

Meeting in Space to Make the Journey Possible

2nd Feb, 2017  -  2.1k views

Senior NASA leadership has often observed that humans are closer to their first mission to Mars than ever before in history. In our next Hangout we will discuss how rendezvous, resupply, and refueli...

Before the First Bootprints on Mars: Some Critical Steps before sending any astronauts

5th Jan, 2017  -  2.7k views

Live Chat Here: http://deepastronomy.com/live PPT File used in discussion: http://bit.ly/2jfsqIk There is much work required to identify, select, and prepare (using autonomous robotics) a site for s...