Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Making a fast track to Mars

Former astronaut Franklin Chang Diaz is developing a rocket that can get to Mars in 39 days.
Ad Astra Rocket

Right now traveling to Mars would be a full-time commitment. Astronauts would be cooped up in a rocket for seven months and if they were able to take enough fuel to get back to earth, they would have to wait another two years before the planets would be close enough again. During this time their bone densities would greatly decrease and crumble once back on earth.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Would you go to Mars?

Mars One plans to have the 1st inhabitants on the Red Planet by 2023.
An artist's rendering for Mars One

Ten years from now a crew of four people may just be getting used to the Red Planet. Eventually up to 40 people could populate a colony on Mars. Would you go? 

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4:09 pm
Tue August 7, 2012

Mars Science Lab Curiosity

Dr. Steve Squyres, Professor of Astronomy at Cornell University and Principal Investigator for the Mars Exploration Rover, joins the Cincinnati Observatory’s Dean Regas to discuss Monday’s landing of the Mars Science Lab Curiosity and the ongoing exploration of Mars by three orbiters and the rover Opportunity.