Mars: Our Next Home?
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Want To Live On Mars, Or Saturn’s Moon? Space Settlements May Be Closer Than We Think

Settlers on Mars could mine ice to build 3D printed igloos.

A bit farther out, on one of Saturn’s moons, residents might strap on wings, flap their arms, and fly.

These are the visions of two authors who joined Colorado Matters at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver to talk about the future for colonies in space.

Colorado Matters’ host Ryan Warner, left, discusses the future of space settlements with Amanda Hendrix, Leonard David, and Andrzej Stewart in front of a live audience at the Newman Center at the University of Denver.
(Irvin Coffee/Colorado Public Radio)

 

Sending people to Mars is within the grasp of science today, says Leonard David, an award-winning space journalist from Golden.  His book  — “MARS: Our Future on the Red Planet” — came out in conjunction with the new “Mars” miniseries on National Geographic Channel.

Amanda Hendrix, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Niwot, looks a bit farther to find a suitable home in space:  Titan, the largest of Saturn’s 62 moons. She says Titan has a thick atmosphere that would allow people to walk outside without pressurized suits, and lakes of methane that could be used for fuel.  Hendrix is co-author of “Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets.”

Leonard David, author of “Mars: Our Future on the Red Planet” with Andrzej Stewart, who spent a year living in a NASA-sponsored Mars simulation habitat in Hawaii.
(Irvin Coffee/Colorado Public Radio)

 

Aerospace engineer Andrzej Stewart joined the two authors to talk about his experience living for a year in a NASA-sponsored Mars simulation habitat in Hawaii.

Story written by Nell London, Colorado Public Radio

January 17, 2017

 

Go to:

Colorado Public Radio/Colorado Matters

Want To Live On Mars, Or Saturn’s Moon? Space Settlements May Be Closer Than We Think

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/exploring-mars-and-living-on-saturn-s-moon-settlements-in-space-may-be-closer-than-we

 

 

Also, go to:

COLORADO MATTERS PODCAST

A Night On Mars And Titan: Colorado Authors Look To The Planets

BY RYAN WARNER

http://www.cpr.org/news/story/a-night-on-mars-and-titan-colorado-authors-look-to-the-planets

 

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