Like Mars news? Here’s some of the latest good links I’ve been reading:

143172261254763Loads of good news about Mars recently. here’s some of the good links:
Mars posters uploaded by SpaceX (oe of which you see on this page):
http://motherboard.vice.com/read/spacex-just-made-a-bunch-of-mars-travel-posters

The very welcome news that Mars has belts of frozen water:
http://phys.org/news/2015-04-mars-belts-glaciers-frozen.html

Mars engine simulations, radiation, short vs long mission profiles and many other issues:
http://www.theplatform.net/2015/03/27/rockets-shake-and-rattle-so-spacex-rolls-homegrown-cfd/

Warning from Stephen Hwking: We must colonize other planets or we’re finished:
http://www.cosmosup.com/stephen-hawking-we-must-colonize-other-planets-or-were-finished/
(You’d think this was stately the bleedin’ obvious, but for many people, sadly not…)

Am waiting patiently for the promised announcement about the MCT this year. What we know so far:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Colonial_Transporter

And a reminder of the crisis at NASA with this from former flight director Chris Kraft. His comments remain 100% relevant:
http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/09/nasas-original-flight-director-calls-agencys-direction-a-tragedy/

Meanwhile, the Future In Space Operations group’s list of documents. Loads of good download material:
http://spirit.as.utexas.edu/~fiso/archivelist.htm

A comparison of the Dragon and Orion capsules:
http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2743/1

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