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[Video] Dr. Robert Zubrin - Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade

6 Sep 2014, 18:03 UTC
[Video] Dr. Robert Zubrin - Mars Direct: Humans to the Red Planet within a Decade
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Achieving a human mission to Mars has been a fascination of humanity for some time. In the 1990s, Dr. Robert Zubrin, President & Founder of the Mars Society, proposed the "Mars Direct" mission architecture, using conventional rockets and Mars in-situ resources to establish a sustained human presence on Mars. Now, with the nation debating how to proceed with human space exploration, the "Mars Direct" plan is more relevant than ever: Can Americans reach the Red Planet in our time?Dr. Zubrin spoke recently in detail about the "Mars Direct" initiative at the Director's Colloquium Summer Series, presented by the Office of the Chief Scientist at NASA's Ames Research Center as part of the Center's 75th anniversary celebration.To watch the full video, please click here.

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