For a book I am ghostwriting, I'm researching how a Mars colony might support itself. Perchlorates in the martian soil can be refined out to produce solid rocket fuel. My question is -- how would the stuff be manufactured? [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit
on Oct 2, 2013 -
Martian Astronomer Filter--when Mars moves like this
in the sky from our point of view on Earth, how does the Earth appear to move from Mars' perspective? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138
on Feb 24, 2011 -
Where can I purchase large maps or art prints of Mars, tomorrow, in New York City? [more inside]
posted by JMB1138
on Apr 14, 2010 -
Where can I find accurate info on the types of vehicles currently being considered for future human exploration of the Martian landscape? Though I have found details of potential manned ground vehicles for lunar use, I can't seem to locate any (realistic) material on proposed land vehicles for Mars. Any help? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper
on Jun 19, 2008 -
Where do I find the audio file of the radio communications from mission control of the Delta II rocket launch? Preferably in .wav format. Thanks in advance.
posted by mitzyjalapeno
on Jul 21, 2007 -
I'm looking for really any information on Mars and Mars colonization, but in particular two questions:
Would the sun rise in the east and set in the west?
What would the night sky look like? What would the prominant objects be?
posted by dagnyscott
on Feb 17, 2005 -
With all the Mars Lander attempts going on, I keep wondering why these progams spend years to design and reach mars, but design landers that last only for 2 weeks (in the case of path finder in '97) and 3 mos for the new crop of 'bots.
With all the trouble and odds against landing them on Mars, would it be that tough to design them to last a whole lot longer?
(Didn't Viking 1 + 2 work for a few years?)
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jan 3, 2004 -