"Mars Direct: The Fast Track to Exploring Mars" - the 5th of October, Tuesday, at 11 am in the Seminar room

Abstract:

For too long we've believed manned missions to Mars are the thing of the distant future, requiring vast interplanetary spaceships and budgets reaching billions of dollars. The Mars Society, founded by Dr. Robert Zubrin, believes otherwise. In this talk, Dr. Zubrin himself shows how the technology available to us today can be harnessed to undertake a practical programme of Martian exploration and eventual settlement, at a cost of around one tenth of previous estimates.