Category Archives: Science Fiction

(not) MARS

It’s always wise to test what you are about to do – in advance. If you want want to live on Mars, isolated, create some kind of HAB module on Earth. Test that in advance. ~ Neil Degrasse Tyson, Mars, Episode 5 / Season 1 (13:20)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/

 

HI-SEAS (Hawaii)

http://hi-seas.org/

https://youtu.be/ZOyI9EKLnSk

Apply to be a crew member

Media Kit (PDF)

 

Mars Desert Research Station (Utah)

http://mdrs.marssociety.org/

 https://youtu.be/AcfqeYzetko

 

https://youtu.be/vnZ8T5EnGQA

 

Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)

http://fmars.marssociety.org/
 

Arrival

OK – this is perhaps my favorite movie – ever

Unless you absolutely HATE Sci-Fi, you owe it to yourself to see this movie … as many times as necessary to understand it. Absolutely worth seeing in a theater.

This is drama, a love story, a study in inter-species communication, a triumph of problem solving. It has humor and joy and sadness.

It is awesome and awe inspiring.

If you only see one movie at the theater this year – see this movie.

PS: I was not kidding when I said “as many times as necessary to understand it”, although I could have said “as many times as necessary to catch all of the foreshadowing, hints, clues, and twists.” This is a complex movie.