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The Next Giant Leap

Film exploring the current state of – and attitudes towards – the human exploration of Mars. Landing soon...
 

The Next Giant Leap aims to explore the current state of – and attitudes towards – the human exploration of Mars. Sending humans to Mars is currently the next great challenge in human exploration of our Solar System, and the concept has inspired and fascinated both scientists and the general public for generations.

The film will feature interviews with key figures involved in space science, exploration and its communication to the world. Issues to be discussed include the practical and scientific implications, as well as any philosophical and political hurdles that may have to be overcome before mankind can set foot on Mars.

Film exploring the current state of – and attitudes towards – the human exploration of Mars. Landing soon...
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The Next Giant Leap, aims to explore the current state of – and attitudes towards – the human exploration of Mars. Sending humans to Mars is currently the next great challenge in human exploration of our Solar System, and the concept has inspired and fascinated both scientists and the general public for generations.

The film will feature interviews with key figures involved in space science, exp

loration and its communication to the world. Issues to be discussed include the practical and scientific implications, as well as any philosophical and political hurdles that may have to be overcome before mankind can set foot on Mars. The film will combine this set of interviews, together with multimedia content from NASA and ESA, and other original and archive footage.

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Comment by Anchal Mehrotra on May 31, 2018 at 8:02

What will be the requirements for a human to take a footstep on Mars. 

I'll be very grateful if someone replies. 


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Comment by Sanjoy Som on November 13, 2012 at 8:52

Thanks for keeping us updated! Looking forward to a sneak preview!!


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Comment by Sophie Nixon on November 11, 2012 at 4:07

Edit task for today: fill the film with breathtaking imagery and graphics. Nice way to spend a Sunday!


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Comment by Sophie Nixon on November 10, 2012 at 9:07

In the edit suite: Lewis Dartnell on sending trained astrobiologists to Mars to look for signs of life...


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Comment by Sophie Nixon on November 10, 2012 at 8:52

In the edit suite: Claire Cousins on the subject of robotic vs human exploration of Mars for scientific objectives...


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Comment by Sophie Nixon on November 10, 2012 at 8:12

In the edit suite: an excited Prof Charles Cockell talking manned missions to Mars...


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Comment by Sophie Nixon on August 16, 2012 at 9:17

We hope to have a final cut of the shorter (~15 mins) version by the end of next month, I will keep you posted :-)


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Comment by Sanjoy Som on August 16, 2012 at 8:45

Woohoo! This is great!

 
 
 

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Using tried and tested methods of constructing habitats from ethnobotanical and ethnozoological useful species for self sustainability on Mars

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 26, 2020 at 8:00am 0 Comments

To maximize crop yields on Mars it would be advantageous to do away with annuals and biannuals by engineering the latter into perennials as standard. Not only would that entail far less work to grow produce as the act of replanting is made obsolete, but per given cultivated area perennials bring forth more food and materials with less demand from the soil than the equivalent of annuals.

Imagine a superfood annual such as lentils engineered into a lentil tree for which there already…

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Free astrobiology webinars for kids, summer 2020

Posted by Julia Brodsky on June 13, 2020 at 12:28pm 0 Comments

This summer, Art of Inquiry hosts free space exploration and astrobiology webinars for middle-school students and their families all over the world.



Here is a list of what was covered so far, as well as an updated schedule of webinars:

The search for life in the Universe, Dr. Alex Tsapin, JPL (retired)

The history of SETI, SETIQuest editor, Larry…

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Radiolysis-powered life

Posted by Andrew Planet on June 11, 2020 at 9:56pm 7 Comments

This paper greatly extends the possibility of what a Goldilocks zone can be.  Its no longer the Goldilocks zone as a single expanse, its the Goldilocks zones for a particular area

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsif.2016.0459

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Posted by Andrew Planet on May 4, 2020 at 2:51pm 2 Comments

I just read the piece at the link below entitled "Study: Life might survive, and thrive, in a hydrogen world."

I'd been thinking on similar lines recently, on different atmospheres with early life, but I was considering anoxogenic bacteria whose byproduct is sulfur instead of molecular oxygen. ¿Had life evolved on Venus could its sulfuric clouds be the signature byproduct of such life with no branches ever evolving to produce the equivalent of Earth's Great…

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