This is part 1 of a 2-part series dealing with living on Mars.
Tonight we’ll show and discuss two TED talks:
What a Planet Needs to Sustain Life – It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes the case that humans will become a spacefaring species and describes in fascinating detail how we’ll make Mars our next home. “Humans will survive no matter what happens on Earth,” Petranek says. “We will never be the last of our kind.”
What Time is it on Mars – Nagin Cox is a first generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cox works on the team that manages rovers on Mars. But working on another Planet – whose day is 40 minutes longer than earth’s – has particular, often comical challenges.
Join us and weigh in on the matter.
(Part 1 of 2)
- Presentation (PDF)
- November 21: Living on Mars (part2)