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Entries Tagged as 'mars'

A Love of Memory

August 25th, 2003 · No Comments

Why Kim Stanley Robinson loves the science of memory

Tags: bio · book · mars · neuro · science · sf · writing

Spirit and Opportunity

June 9th, 2003 · 2 Comments

NASA’s two new Mars rovers have been named ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’. I’m just as much for getting schoolkids to name spacecraft as anyone else, but couldn’t they have picked anything more inspiring? It sounds as if the PC brigade had sucked all the life out of this competition well before it begun. They’re not terrible, [...]

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Red Mars

June 7th, 2003 · No Comments

Never mind the Beagle 2, the Sci-Fi channel is producing a miniseries based on Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars novel for late 2004. They’d better not screw it up…

Tags: mars · sf · space · tv

Adrian on Mars, part two

April 21st, 2003 · 2 Comments

Are you going to be in or around Cambridge on the 29th April? If so, what better way to spend the evening than attending a delightful presentation by me on ‘The Human Mission to Mars’. I’ll be talking about why we should send humans to Mars, how we might do it and how much it’d [...]

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Wishlist for Mars

February 21st, 2003 · No Comments

The Speaker Wishlist for the Mars Society 2003 Convention – Chris Isaak? ‘Any of the cast of Survivor’? Arnold Schwarzennager? (sic) Any female astronauts? I hate to think of who made this list, and how they did it. And in any case, isn’t it a bit late to be signing up speakers for a date [...]

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Another two weeks on Mars

January 15th, 2003 · No Comments

Mars in Utah – my friend Katie is part of the Mars Society Desert Research Station Crew 11 (I was in Crew 9) and she’s writing a weblog about her experiences. If you enjoyed reading my Two Weeks on Mars weblog and would like to have a different perspective that perhaps doesn’t concentrate so much [...]

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MDRS shop

December 30th, 2002 · No Comments

Check out the MDRS Crew 9 shop that I just set up, full of Crew 9 branded goodies including wall calendars, baseball caps, T-shirts, mugs and teddybears!

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December 28th, 2002 · No Comments

Well, I’m finally back from Utah. I actually got back about five days ago, but I think I can be excused from writing entries here what with jetlag and all the Christmas festivities going on – plus, if you’re bored, you should be reading my Two Weeks on Mars weblog.
Things have been fairly quiet back [...]

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Two weeks

December 5th, 2002 · No Comments

I’m heading off to Utah to the Mars Society’s Desert Research Station tomorrow morning, and for the next two weeks you’ll be able to see daily updates and photos of my time there at a new site I set up called Two Weeks on Mars.

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Mars beckons

November 26th, 2002 · No Comments

It’s now just over a week until I go to Mars – or more accurately, to the Mars Society’s Mars Desert Research Station. Things are looking up – the Station took delivery of three new Kawasaki ATVs recently, and when I get there, the hab will have been in use for a month, meaning that [...]

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