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Martian Summer

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Andrew Kessler discusses spending three months in mission control with 130 top scientists and engineers as they explored Mars in 2008. Kessler was the first outsider ever granted unfettered access, and his Mission-to-Mars exclusive Martian Summer: Robot Arms, Cowboy Spacemen, and My 90 Days with the Phoenix Mars Mission is his dramatic account of space exploration, battling NASA politics, temperamental robots, and the bizarre world of daily life in mission control.

Guests:

Andrew Kessler

Comments [3]

Tim McCorry from The Jersey Shore

Unfortunately, we lost the audience for space after the lunar landings because we chose not to pursue an ongoing program of exploration and discovery - permanent lunar presence with shuttles back and forth leading to exploration of the planets and beyond.
Fear not, one day we will overcome our petty squabbles on earth and evolve into a truly spacefaring civilization.
Care to guess how long that will take?

Apr. 27 2011 01:56 PM

Yoga would help with moving the fluids and hormones around your body.

Apr. 27 2011 01:32 PM
Tonky from Red Hook

Mr. Kessler,

Did you ask NASA scientists what we are going to do when the sun blows up in 4 billion years?

Can I have a job at HUGE? I've applied a few times but always receive radio silence. I'm a solid designer.

Apr. 27 2011 01:32 PM

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