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How We'll Live on Mars

  When: Monday 10 December: 8-10pm
  How often: 2nd Monday of the month
 

West of London Astronomical Society (WOLAS) meets every month (except August) at either Uxbridge or North Harrow

You are welcome to come to a meeting to "try us out" -- a general interest in astronomy is all you need

Where: The Chapel, Christ Church Halls, Redford Way
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1SZ

Talk: How We'll Live on Mars
The date for the first human landing on Mars keeps on getting farther into the future.

In the 70s, we thought we’d be on Mars by 2000.

In 2000 the target date for launch was 2017.

But now the US is talking about 2035, or maybe 2037.

However, onto the stage come entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, who are aspiring to send a crew to Mars by 2024.

All this makes the matter of getting to and living on Mars much more immediate.

Dr Colin Stuart, who spoke to us in April 2017, has been writing a book about this very subject, and will be giving us the latest news.

His presentation includes dramatic animations of the missions and a consideration of the various factors, including the psychological ones, that will face potential Martians

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