Tag Archives: Mars

(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/
 

MARS | NatGeo Channel

On November 14, the National Geographic Channel will debut the the new mini-series MARS by executive producer Ron Howard. MARS is a novel alternation of fiction and documentary featuring commentary by Elon Musk, Andy Weir, Robert Zubrin, and other experts on Mars and space flight.

But why wait until November 14? You can stream the prequel BEFORE MARS and the first episode NOVO MUNDO right now (below). You can also watch THE MAKING OF MARS with Ron Howard and other short videos – behind the scenes and other related videos.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/videos/before-mars/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/videos/novo-mundo/

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

 
This is great stuff! Watch it. Seriously. I mean it. 

 

The Martian 3D

I just saw The Martian in 3D on the wide screen.

Excellent. Seriously excellent. The cinematography was superb. So was the acting. Although there was scrupulous attention paid to the scientific and technological aspects, it did not in any way overshadow the human drama. There was humor. There was frustration. There was elation. Aspects of Apollo 13 and Castaway were strong. There were even reminisces of 2001 A Space Odyssey (without the monolith, monkey men, or crazed computer). I would see this again in the theater.

I previously posted that I had listened to the unabridged audio book. The movie was true to the book, somehow condensing 10hr 53min down to 2hr 21min without loosing anything. Yes, yes the book goes into much more detail on the underlying science and isolation of Mark Watney, but you can read the book later.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE IN 3D


  


  

  

GO SEE THIS MOVIE IN 3D

  

  

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