Sending Humans to Mars


What would it take to send humans to Mars and back? How about building a colony on Mars? Join Richard Campbell as he discusses the history of proposed manned missions to Mars, including Werner von Braun (father of the Saturn V that took men to the moon), Robert Zubrin (author of the Case for Mars) and today with Elon Musk.

This session separates science fiction from science fact to dig into what real challenges exist for taking humans to Mars including the need for artificial gravity, managing radiation, and all the logistics it takes to keep humans alive so far from home. Is a journey to Mars possible? Yes. Easy? No. Worth it? You decide!