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Mars: Warmer with Water - Was it once Closer to the Sun?

10th Sep, 2018 - 1243 views

The study of planetary systems around other stars suggests that planets can migrate closer or farther from their parent star, not staying in the orbit where they originally formed. Traces of water on Mars suggests that it may have been wetter, and pe

Nothing is Easy About Humans to Mars . . . .But What About Making it Easier?

4th Jul, 2018 - 2076 views

Detailed scenarios for human exploration of Mars have been developed and debated for decades, although many of them have been too technically challenging or unambiguously unaffordable. However, are there scenarios that are specifically developed to b

Mars: We Can Get There, But How do We Land?

16th May, 2018 - 2229 views

Surprisingly, it may be easier to get to Mars orbit one day with astronauts than it will be to actually land: safely landing on the Red Planet poses some major challenges yet to be overcome. So far, many Mars landers and rovers have used a variety o

Mars May Be Closer Than You Think: Propelling Humans to the Red Planet

1st May, 2018 - 2370 views

Like this content? Please consider becoming a patron: https://patreon.com/DeepAstronomy Some propulsion technologies proposed to take astronauts and future generations of robotic explorers to Mars seem almost science fiction. But that’s hardly the

NASA Mars InSight Lander: Ready to Study the Heart of Mars

4th Apr, 2018 - 2115 views

InSight is scheduled to launch from the California coast to the plains of Mars on May 5, 2018. This is the first launch to another planet from the West Coast.

ISS: The First Essential Step to Mars

6th Dec, 2017 - 2472 views

What role will the ISS Play in getting us to Mars? Human exploration of Mars present many technological, management, political, and engineering challenges. The International Space Station (ISS) offers today an essential initial demonstration site

Space Propulsion: Getting to Mars is Half the Fun

2nd Nov, 2017 - 2414 views

Human exploration of Mars present many technological and engineering challenges, including propelling the crew from the Earth-Moon system. What technologies are being developed to get us out to the planets in our solar system?

Socioeconomic, Policy and Ethical Implications of Mars Human Exploration

5th Oct, 2017 - 1751 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 environmental risks to the explorers and settlers. Novel tec

The Problems With NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) - Robert Zubrin

25th Aug, 2017 - 2110 views

This is an excerpt from our Exolife hangout, watch the whole thing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZfGQmSnoC0&t=356s&list=PLqUxw0yinjbpfEG1u4DhL14YXQx8inKam&index=6 Please consider supporting this content by becoming a Patreon Patreon: https:

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

23rd Aug, 2017 - 1909 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. Please subscribe to this channel and activate n

Societal and Biomedical Implications of Mars Settlement

5th Aug, 2017 - 2106 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 alien microorganisms can present a health risk. Eac

Planetary Environments and Health Risks

6th Jul, 2017 - 2073 views

If we send humans to Mars, will they be able to survive? How hostile is the solar system for human exploration? The Mars environment presents many challenges to human survival and long-term residence. In addition to radiation, unbreathable atmosp