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Fraser
2008-Jun-17, 03:50 PM
I know last week was a bit of a dry history lesson, but we wanted to give you some understanding of past efforts to explore Mars. Now we'll look at the missions currently in orbit, and crawling around the surface of Mars, and help you understand the science that's happening right now.http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/astronomycast/~4/313881768

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EvilEye
2008-Jun-27, 03:54 PM
I'm glad Pamela cleared this part up.... http://www.sendspace.com/file/gbl42t

Thanks!

boomsurfer
2008-Jun-27, 09:52 PM
Being as most folks on the forum are probably not in the geezer category like me I would like to recommend John Carpenter's movie "Dark Star" for a look at the dynamics between a small crew on a long mission. Very amusing but insightful as well.

Keep up the great work all!

Jim

Vanamonde
2008-Jun-29, 11:39 AM
Wait a minute. I am a Big Fan of John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon (partners on the movie "Dark Star") but it is a farce, a fantasy, a hoot and while good entertainment, it is entertainment. It is the LAST movie I would try to dig up any reality from.

Living two or three years in a tin can further from home than anyone ever has gone before does present very special challenges and requires the most careful selection of individuals and the way they work together. But little benefit comes from a star-hopping dark comedy about space hippies with planet bursting bomb computers who argue with their masters.

By all means, enjoy it, but I would not reference it in your master's thesis!