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Becoming Multiplanetary

This is the first chapter of my new book “Becoming Multiplanetary”. Please put your feedback in the comments below or email me at shaun@astromultimedia.com. Thank you! “Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” — Victor Hugo

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Sarah’s Trip to Mars, Chapter 1

From: Terry Wakowski To: Sarah Foster Date: 21 November, 2064 Re: New assignment Sarah, can you please come to the office today? I need to talk to you about a new project and it requires a face-to-face. Let me know.

Posted in Fiction, Mars

Let’s Colonise the Solar System

Mars

This is a copy of a post I made for my first imgur cakeday (which means the first anniversary of joining imgur). Reproduced here for archiving purposes. It’s my first cakeday! At least, it was last week. So in honour

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Posted in Luna, Mars, Space

Funding Mars exploration

NASA’s predicament regarding Mars is that the agency simply doesn’t have sufficient funds for a Mars program, despite enthusiasm within the agency for Mars. Although NASA continues to report that they are on the road to Mars, and are aiming to

Posted in Mars

Renaming the Martian Moons

The idea of renaming Mars’ moons arose whilst I was thinking of names for sols of the week for the Utopian Calendar. Just as on Earth we have one day of the week named for the Moon (“Monday” in English),

Posted in Mars

Aquaponics on Mars

There’s currently an exciting competition underway called the Mars City Design Competition. Teams are invited to submit designs for a future Martian city capable of supporting “several tens of thousands” of residents. The Mars Settlement Research Organisation (a Facebook group

Posted in Food, Mars

Dragon capsules

The current version of the SpaceX Dragon capsules, including the one that historically became the first commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS, are designed to splash down in water, like those used in NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs

Posted in IMRS, Mars, Space
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