Episode 7 of Mars Talk is all about Virtual Reality and using it for the Exploration of Mars, with our two amazing experts: James Burk is our host this week, he’s the IT Director of the Mars Society and leads our MarsVR project, and Ali Zareiee who heads up our Scandinavian chapter and is a 360 camera designer and videographer. We also review the week’s news and have some fun.
00:00:00 Intro 00:02:41 About our Guest & Adapa360 00:12:15 InSight uncovers the mole 00:15:22 ExoMars 2020 lander suffers damage 00:16:59 SpaceX targets 2021 for Starship launch 00:21:44 OMB Trying to Kill Lunar Gateway 00:23:41 Homer Hickam – No Plan for Mars 00:30:59 Next New Frontiers Mission 00:37:09 Honorable Mention News 00:46:15 Virtual Reality & Mars 01:07:23 Questions from the Audience 01:13:57 Organization News 01:27:17 Chapter Spotlight: Scandinavian Chapter 01:44:18 Credits
Episode 6 of Mars Talk features Kent Nebergall talking with Christopher Tarantola about the latest Falcon Heavy Launch, NASA’s projected budget for Artemis, Elon talking about the cost of Raptor engines, Methane detection on Mars, and a sneak peak at Kent’s colony submission to the Mars Colony Contest.
00:00:00 Intro 00:02:06 STP-2 Falcon Heavy Launch 00:13:22 NASA’s Artemis Budget Estimate 00:34:55 SpaceX Raptor Costs 00:54:01 Mars Curiosity Smells More Methane 01:01:01 Kent’s Mars Colony Prize Submission 02:09:44 Chapter News 02:14:33 Credits
NASA Artemis Program Dr. Robert Zubrin NASA InSight HP3 Mole Instrument still stuck O’Neill Cylinders vs. Planetary Settlement 1919 Eddington Expedition confirming Relativity Honorable Mention News Mars Society News Chapter News One Last Thing
Recorded Monday, May 27, 2019 – Hosted by Christopher Tarantola, joined by James Burk, Craig Davidson, and Dr. Robert Zubrin
All links and attributions @ www.marstalk.org – Ep3 – 00:02:50 Artemis Program and NASA’s budget request 00:10:54 Blue Origin’s press event 00:27:32 Alan Stern vs. Ron Ekers on definition of planet 00:42:41 NASA’s 3D Printed Mars Habitat Competition 01:00:02 Honorable Mention News / Lightning Round 01:27:45 NASA’s plan to get to the Moon (pre-Artemis) 01:51:00 Chapter News 01:53:50 Mars Society Seattle Chapter Highlight 02:03:13 Marspedia Project Highlight 02:15:52 Closing / Credits
Recorded Tuesday, May 14, 2019 – Hosted by Christopher Tarantola, joined by James Burk & Lucinda Offer
The second episode of Mars Talk features Dr. Jonathan Clarke who is a professional astrobiologist and the President of Mars Society Australia. Christopher, James, and Dr. Clarke discuss the week’s space news, recent space agency & chapter activities in Australia, and a debate of the 2020s Space Race documented in James’ recent LinkedIn article. For more information on Mars Talk and to reach us on social media, visit marstalk.org
Billed as “A community discussion about humanity’s future in space”, the biweekly Mars Talk podcast features Mars Society chapter leaders and other guests to discuss the Society’s activities and those of individual chapters. The podcast will also provide commentary on recent space news, such as commercial space activities and those of the worldwide space agencies.
The first episode of Mars Talk was recorded on Friday, April 12th and is hosted by Christopher Tarantola from the Mars Society’s Chapter & Outreach team. Christopher is joined by two co-hosts: James Burk, the Society’s IT Director and organizer of the Seattle chapter, and Lucinda Offer, the Society’s Executive Director and organizer of the UK chapter. Christopher, James, and Lucinda provide commentary on the recent NASA return to the moon announcements, SpaceX & Boeing’s commercial crew activity, the recent Falcon Heavy launch of ArabSat-6A, Israel’s SpaceIL mission to land on the Moon, India’s anti-satellite test and its aftermath, and several other current space-related news items. In addition, Lucinda provides an introduction to the Mars Society and the recent projects and activities done by our worldwide network of chapters.