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.
We’ve been mentioning shippers since the beginning. But, with this supplemental, we’ll be explaining some of the terms they use. Also, we’ll explain how people navigate in deep space. These things will be important for future episodes when we get deep into how the former colonies and Earth wage war against one another.
How do the colonies communicate with one another? In this supplemental, we discuss not only how someone might contact their neighbor but someone in the next city. Or on another planet. And we discuss an emergency system that as developed to help shippers stranded in the depths of space.
Part the first: two minutes of hate directed at Public Radio host and panel moderator John Hockenberry.
Urgh… the whole Fermi Paradox thing has been gnawing at my insides, especially after reading an article about how advanced civilizations might communicate.