#75 Robert Zubrin (The Case for colonizing Mars)

  • 00:01:36 How Robert’s love for Mars and space got started?
  • 00:03:36 Why Robert’s proposal to explore Mars was so different than other ideas? His experience pitching a Mars landing to NASA.
  • 00:10:49 How Robert and Elon Musk discovered their joint interest for space exploration?
  • 00:14:30 The beauty of Starship and why it can enable the settlement of Mars?
  • 00:19:04 What was so interesting about the Orion spacecraft and the Mayflower concept?
  • 00:22:57 What are popular appearances of a Mars colonization? When will we have a Mars base?
  • 00:26:30 What role will geopolitics play in colonizing Mars?
  • 00:28:44 What is the ‘business model’ for extended space exploration?
  • 00:37:03 Is the radiation dosage a problem when colonizing Mars?
  • 00:39:30 How can we terraform Mars? How long will that take?
  • 00:43:08 What are the biggest open issues for colonizing Mars?
  • 00:45:33 What sort of ‘political regime’ should rule Mars?

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Robert Zubrin is an aerospace engineer, author, and advocate for human exploration of Mars. He is the author of several books incl. The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must and The Case for Space.

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