Footsteps to Mars Hangout

Monthly Hangout designed to inform and educate about our efforts to reach the planet Mars. These hangouts are held on the first Thursday of each Month at 3pm Eastern Time.

Before the First Bootprints on Mars: Some Critical Steps before sending any astronauts

5th Jan, 2017 - 2876 views

Live Chat Here: http://deepastronomy.com/live PPT File used in discussion: http://bit.ly/2jfsqIk There is much work required to identify, select, and prepare (using autonomous robotics) a site for safe habitation and crew operations long before the

1st Dec, 2016 - 3379 views

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden has often observed that humans are closer to their first mission to Mars than ever before in history. In our next Hangout we will explore how the resources in place on Mars will make possible long-term human explor

The Next Footsteps to Mars: A Base Camp in the Mars System

1st Sep, 2016 - 3969 views

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden has often observed that humans are closer to their first mission to Mars than ever before in history. In this current series of Hangout discussions, we will hear from experts on breaking the gravitational reins to

The First Human Missions to Mars (II): Next Steps in the Footsteps to Mars

5th Aug, 2016 - 5579 views

NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden has often observed that humans are closer to their first mission to Mars than ever before in history. In this current series of Hangout discussions, we will hear from experts on long-duration space habitation, who ha

Scientific Exploration of Mars and Human Spaceflight

1st Apr, 2016 - 3808 views

Scientists have been exploring Mars with increasingly sophisticated missions ever since NASA's Mariner 4 mission in 1964. Each successful mission has revealed even more mysteries of the Red Planet. Now, with space agencies and industrial partners dev

Where Will We First Land with Humans on Mars?

5th Feb, 2016 - 6632 views

Join us for our inaugural Footsteps to Mars Hangout. On the first Friday of the month, Tony Darnell, Alberto Conti and Harley Thronson discuss the challenges, science and mission progress of a human presence on the Red Planet, Mars. This week, we'l