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Mars Initiative - in the news
The Mars Society will convene the 16th Annual International Mars Society Convention on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder from August 15-18, 2013. + continue reading
Check out this Spacevidcast interview with our Executive Director, Stephen Bassett. + continue reading
Mina Mukhar and Stephen Bassett spoke to students from Lovely Professional University in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. + continue reading
The 32nd International Space Development Conference, was held at the La Jolla Hyatt Regency, San Diego, California, May 23-27, 2013. Speakers at the ISDC discussed many breakthroughs happening in space development. ISDC 2013 showcased the latest developments, promoted new ideas, and proved to be fertile ground for collaboration and innovation... + continue reading
Saturday, June 1, 2013: ON JULY 20th 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the Moon, it capped half a century of extraordinary progress in aviation. In the six and a half decades since the Wright brothers’ Flyer had staggered into the air near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, aeroplanes had shrunk the world, revolutionised warfare and created the modern travel industry. Technical records for altitude, speed and endurance had fallen helter-skelter. + continue reading
Thursday, May 30, 2013: The Earth is going downhill and humans' best chance for survival is to evacuate, as far as Elon Musk is concerned. In a Wednesday interview at AllThingsD's 2013 conference, the Tesla Motors CEO explained why he's so into colonizing Mars. "Either we spread Earth to other planets, or we risk going extinct," he said. "An extinction event is inevitable and we’re increasingly doing ourselves in." + continue reading
Wednesday, May 29, 2013: Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon during humanity's first lunar landing, has launched on a nationwide book tour to promote his "Mission to Mars." The Apollo 11 moonwalker outlines his case for launching humans to the Red Planet by 2035 + continue reading