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Showing posts with label mars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mars. Show all posts

Friday, December 23, 2022

GeekSpeak – Will there be Christmas on Pluto? Join the discussion Saturday December 24th at 12:00 pm SLT

If you were living there, on Star Date 29941426, would you celebrate Earthly events?  It would be difficult to celebrate a midwinter feast on a planet with a long year where most people never experience winter.  And will you celebrate your Earth birthday or your Pluto or Mars birthday?  Would your age, measured in years, change as you moved from planet to planet?  How do you compare the ages of Earthlings and Marslings? 

If the colonists do celebrate Christmas will they celebrate it every 365 Earth days?  Or will they adjust the date to their own planet?

Will time still be measured in Earth days in the far future?  Will it be easy to adjust to a new day and a new year?

Join us at GeekSpeak on Saturday at noon SLT to discuss time and Christmas in the future.  Bring your friends and an atomic clock.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 26th November at noon SLT: What will you take with you to Mars?


What will the future Mars settlers need to take with them?  Will they have to take all the oxygen, water and food they need for 2 years?  And materials and tools for building a base?

Or will human settlers need to take nothing with them because robots will have prepared everything before they arrive?  Will the settlers simply step into a luxury base with all the food and oxygen already available?

What is needed for a human to survive on Mars?  And what is needed to thrive once you get there?  Do we know exactly what will be needed?  Will the robots we send before us be able to tell us just what we will need?  What will the ‘technology tree’ of a Mars settlement be? 

Come to GeekSpeak at noon on Saturday to discuss what we will need on Mars.  Serious people only.

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Friday, December 11, 2020

GeekSpeak subject for Saturday 12th December at noon SLT:


GeekSpeak – What next for SpaceX?

As you know by now, SpaceX has successfully (apart from the final explosion) launched and landed a rocket.  SpaceX Launch Starship on First 12.5km Flight

This marks the beginning of a whole new era so we would like to ask in this week’s GeekSpeak: What is next?  Where do we go from here to build a space economy and what will become of it?

Will we see permanent bases on the moon and Mars in our lifetimes?  Will SpaceX make it possible to live away from Earth?

Or is it just a pipe dream?  Or worse, a waste of money and resources?  You must decide.  Bring your spacesuit!

IM Vulcan Viper, who teaches a meditation class every Wednesday at 1pm SLT in the GeekSpeak auditorium, if you have ideas for new subjects.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

GeekSpeak - how will a Mars base evolve?

This week we celebrate the arrival on Mars of the InSight lander. It will land on Elysium Planitia on November 26th.  Let’s ask what will happen next.  How will a Mars base be built?  What will come first?

What will living on Mars be like?  And who will do it?  Those who bought a one-way ticket to Mars?  Specially chosen scientists?

What will Mars colonists have to offer us?  Information?  Tourism? Mars cuisine?  When will we be able to have a pizza on Mars, with a Mars wine?

Will Mars ever be independent from Earth?  What will happen after that?

Bring your space helmet for some good ol’mars talk today 😊

IM Vulcan Viper if you have any ideas for new subjects.

Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

GeekSpeak – what are you going to do on Mars? Saturday, October 8th at 12pm SLT

Last week Elon Musk unveiled his plan to send a million people to Mars.  Suddenly the question has changed from how to get there to what job will you do on Mars when you do get there.  Will you start a barber shop?  Or run a pizza hut?  Or become an oxygen dealer?  Or set up a hydroponics farm?  When will the new nation of Mars be established?

Give us your thoughts on how to start a society from scratch in a 38% gravity environment.  Will it succeed?  If you think it is all an impossible dream, tell us why.

Bring your space suit or terraforming tools to GeekSpeak.  IM Kathen Ohtobide if you need a teleport.