Red-hot real estate –Living on Mars

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Thursday, July 20 2017 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

How will humans survive on Mars? No food, no free oxygen and no stepping outside to enjoy the view without a spacesuit. Mars makes Antarctica look like a tropical resort. Nevertheless, scientists have found water below the surface where life might be hiding. Engineers and scientists are seeking solutions that will enable people to visit the red planet as soon as the 2030s. Will a permanent station or colony follow? Or should Mars be off limits to all but robots? Join Planetary Radio Live host Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation with Mars experts as the Planetary Society returns to KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum. We’ll also visit with the crew of the HI-SEAS (Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation), a group of men and women who are simulating an eight-month Mars excursion on a Hawaiian mountainside. Their experience is one more step toward turning Earthlings into Martians.


Mat Kaplan, Planetary Radio Live 


Humphrey “Hoppy” Price, NASA-JPL Mars Program chief engineer

Dorit Donoviel, director of the Center for Space Medicine in the Biomedical Innovations Lab, Baylor College of Medicine

David Paige, UCLA Planetary Scientist

Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Geologist and Planetary Society senior editor

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