Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield has been up in space commanding the International Space Station for the past six months and has done more to make living in space an experience we can all share than anyone before him.
Back in the middle of April I wrote about the Dutch aerospace project that wanted to hold an almost American Idol-like contest to pick four people who would make the one way trip to Mars and be the first humans to set foot on the red planet, and hopefully start the colonization of it.
If I was younger, and single, I would be lining up to have a shot at being one of the first people to make the trip to Mars as part of the Mars One project.
Science is amazing, there’s no getting around it, especially if it gives you a chance to look on as a planet is being born some 335 lightyears away.
As cool as astronomers might be they can be pretty boring and staid when it comes to naming new stuff that they find out there in the universe. Sorta like naming the two new moons circling Pluto with boring P4 and P5.
Most folks wouldn’t think that a maker of greeting cards and a lover of hats would be the type of person who would also call themselves a “space cowboy” but that is exactly the story behind Buffalo native Alan Friedman.
There’s a whole new interest in everything Mars related, with everyone and their brother it seems predicting that man will eventually make the trip to the red planet instead of just robots doing all the heavy lifting. This idea was backed up by a recent polled carried out by Phillips & Company for the non-profit Explore Mars company.