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The Case For Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must [Book Excerpt]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fifteen years ago, aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin published The Case for Mars, and issued a clarion call to his fellow scientists, and the people of Earth. We need plan our Mars colony, and we need to do it now. More »
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Life May Be Seething Under the Martian Crust, Say Scientists [Space Porn]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (5 years ago)

The case for life on Mars just got a lot more persuasive. Last week NASA scientists announced the discovery of methane gas on the red planet, which might be created by subterranean life forms. The scientists published their findings... Read Post

Earth to Mars in 39 Days [Space Exploration]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (5 years ago)

A six-month space journey away, Mars often seems an almost impossible planet to reach. But engineers are developing a new engine that could turn six months to six weeks, bringing the Red Planet much, much closer than ever before. Us... Read Post

Do we worry too much about keeping astronauts safe? [Video]

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (2 years ago)

Sixteen years ago, aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin wrote The Case for Mars, outlining his plan for a manned mission to Mars. Since then, we haven't put a human on the Red Planet or returned to the moon, and Zubrin argues that one r... Read Post


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