MARS ONE

The Ultimate Reality TV Show?

Erik Seedhouse

MARS ONE: The Ultimate Reality TV Show? Mars One is a bold and exciting endeavor mired in controversy. MIT has predicted that the Mars One 'colonists', if they get there at all, will not survive long. This led to a public debate in which MIT argued Mars One did not have the technological wherewithal to pull its mission off when it says it will, since none of the vehicles exist yet and the crew selection process appears chaotic. Furthermore, Mars One's $6 billion pricetag fails to consider resupply and assumes it can attract huge revenues from media support. One former NASA astrophysicist has publicly spoken out against the project, and his sentiments are echoed by many others in the space program.

So what is the real story? Rip-off? Hoax? Scam? Does Mars one have any chance of pulling this mission off? This book, written by a Mars One applicant and life support scientist, delves into the feasibility of the mission by separating the fact from the fiction, ultimately letting the reader decide what to believe.



Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Dedication
About the Author
Acronyms
Preface

1. Mars One: The concept
2. Is this ethical?
3. Is any of this legal?
4. Selection
5. Training
6. Medical mission-killers
7. Tecnological feasibility
8. Bursting the Mars One life support bubble

Epilog
Appendices
A Mars One reveals new details on Astronaut Selection Round Three
B Selected profiles from the Mars One 100
Index


Extent: 174 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Paperback
Published: 2017
ISBN: 978-3-319-44496-3



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