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Mars Colonization

Why We Are Not Ready For Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.26.2016 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Before we go to Mars, certainly before we soil another planet, let's reframe the human associations we live with daily, with an eye toward how we will represent our species when we travel to other worlds.

Home: Not Where the Heart Is

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2016 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Pluto has a big heart and now we've captured it. The New Horizons team has named the distinctive heart-shaped feature splayed across the newly clarified surface of the dwarf planet the Tombaugh Regio to honor Pluto's Earthly discoverer.

Mass Extinction - Turn It Around or Leave - No Pause Button

Joseph Carlisi | Posted 07.13.2016 | Green
Joseph Carlisi

Do we not, as individuals, have the ability to "wake up" and "see" a world, once resplendent with life and health, now toxic and destabilized; accelerating into a a mass extinction event, due to our inability to grasp the simplest reality of the connection and equality of all things in nature?

Unpacking Mars

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2015 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

Now that a week has passed since the "we regret to inform you" email from Mars One signaled my elimination from the planned mission to send the first humans to the red planet, it's time to unpack.

Who Would You Want to Go to Mars With?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

I'm not sure even Mother Teresa or Gandhi could crack the top-tier of this list. I'm thinking Mars One is looking for far more than qualified and intrepid space explorers; they're looking for super heroes -- or at least the super heroic.

Martians in Houston: Do We Have a Problem?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

I realized how easily we immerse ourselves in our own disciplines and envelop ourselves in our own values, and that exiting these self-imposed and limiting confines is key to understanding and propelling ourselves toward any future -- especially the one we humans envision on Mars.

Who Doesn't Want to Go to Mars?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

If any are left among us, the 706 remaining Mars One candidates, who aren't that serious about moving to Mars forever, it's time to opt in or opt out. Revealing oneself to the universe is not for the timid or the unsure.

Extended Stay or Suicide Mission?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

No one can dispute that Mars One intends to send the first humans to Mars, or that these humans will die there, because there are no plans to bring them back to Earth. But does a one-way mission to a planet where we might actually be able to survive constitute a suicide mission?

Denied, Deferred, Demented

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 04.16.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

The 472 women, including me, who have advanced to what Mars One calls Round Two have a reasonable expectation of being among the first to colonize Mars. It's even conceivable that I could be the one to take the sure-to-become-iconic first footstep onto the surface of the red planet.

Is There Life on Mars? (VIDEO)

Cadell Last | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science
Cadell Last

Mars could one day be home to one of our species' biggest scientific discoveries of all time (i.e., the discovery of non-Earth life!), or it could become a new home away from home... or it could be both! Either event would change us forever.

PHOTOS: What Your House Would Look Like... On Mars

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.18.2013 | HuffPost Home

Aspiring Martian colonists listen up! Life on Mars isn't just for Marvin the Martian. The German architect firm ZA Architects have created a housing c...

Woman: I Don't Want Baby On Earth, But I'll Have One On Mars

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.12.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

In 2023, the Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One plans to send teams of four people to the Red Planet to colonize and live out the rest of their live...

Emily Swanson

Would You Move To A Mars Colony? | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Science

If you were offered a one-way trip to Mars, without the possibility of a return to Earth, would you take it? If so, you're in the minority. Only 7...