Via Slate: ‘The First Martians’

Brief interview here.

Spitballing ideas for the next phase of human exploration:

‘However, after learning more about the research they had carried out, I became convinced that human flights to Mars could become a reality within 10 years. So in the end, I said yes.’

There was a fresh-water, habitable environment on Mars long ago, at least according to drilling in the John Klein rock area.  There were lakes, and there was an atmosphere, but we’re talking a long-time ago.

More here.


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