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Scientific Controversies – One Way Ticket to Mars, w/Janna Levin, Lawrence Krauss, and Mike Massimino
Nov 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
Saturday, November 21, 2015
7:30 PM – Doors open at 7pm
Free, RSVP REQUIRED FOR ENTRY
Janna Levin invites her guests, Lawrence Krauss and Mike Massimino, to consider the brazen implications of a one-way ticket to Mars.
To explore is an irrepressible human urge. If there is a peak on Earth, someone will try to climb it. If there is an ocean to cross, someone will sail it. If there is a hunk of solid on the other side of that ocean, someone will try to stand there. Explorers do not always come back. With current technology, we are encouraged to fantasize about the exploration of peaks, and brittle ground, and ice sheets on other planets. No doubt NASA or private agencies like Space-X could rise to the technological challenge and send an astronaut to Mars, hang the cost. But could we bring her back?
Produced by Jennifer Fistere in association with Pioneer Works.
Foundation Professor, Director, Origins Initiative; Co-Director, Cosmology Initiative; School of Earth and Space Exploration, Department of Physics; Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University.
NASA Astronaut; Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia University.
Professor of Astrophysics Barnard/Columbia, Scientist-in-Residence at Pioneer Works
– Botanical cocktails inspired by the potential for Martian agriculture, by Shoots and Roots Bitters
– Throughout the evening: DJ Black Helmet’s funky rare groove soul and breaks from here straight to space and back.
– Photo installation – HI-SEAS Mars simulation project.
– Food will be available for purchase from the Morocho food truck.