Mars

The Red Planet is our closest neighbor and the planet most like Earth in our own solar system. Because of the Mars rovers, it seems we discover something new about it every day, about how it was, how it is now, and what our prospects for colonizing it might be.

Blog: The Martian

An astronaut finds himself stuck on Mars, alone. Best case, a rescue mission is a year away. How will he ever survive? Colin reviews The Martian, a fascinating novel that’s equal parts science and survival.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm January 6, 2015 Tags: , , , , , , ,
1.1 – A Short History – The New Space Race

Episode 1.1, a reading of A Short History of the Unified Republic of Stars, Chapter 1.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm September 7, 2014 Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Blog: NASA’s Proposed Z-2 Spacesuit

NASA is redesigning the spacesuit for walks on extraterrestrial bodies, with an eye specifically directed at Mars and the Moon. We have the photos and are not impressed.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm April 23, 2014 Tags: , , , , , ,
Blog: Traveling To Mars, Radiation, and the Storyworld

A pair of stories written recently detail the problems of traveling to Mars. Radiation came up in each and it’s something we’ve tried to deal with in the URS storyworld.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 31, 2013 Tags: , , , , , ,
Blog: Curiosity Memory Issue, Possibly Caused By Cosmic Rays

The computer of the Curiosity rover encountered a memory corruption problem possibly caused by cosmic rays. It got us thinking about computers within the URS storyworld and the effects therein.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm March 5, 2013 Tags: , , ,