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Mars: The Next Frontier II

In part 2 of this 2004 essay, I look at the roots of the American conservative space revolution and connect it to enthusiasm for Mars colonization.
Image Credit The background image, of the Nili Patera dune fields on Mars, was taken by the HiRise camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech/University… http://erikmconway.com/index.php/blog/mars-next-frontier-ii/

Mars: The Next Frontier I

On April 22, 2014, the NASA Administrator, retired Marine Corps General and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, gave the opening keynote lecture at the "Humans 2 Mars Summit 2014." During his comments, space policy blogger Marcia Smith tweeted this breatht…
Image Credit The background image is NASA P-17686, taken of Chryse Planitia on (Earth date) 5 September 1976, by Viking Lander 2. Click here for more detail. On April 22, 2014,… http://erikmconway.com/index.php/blog/mars-next-frontier-i/