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Mars One to Debate MIT Critics at Mars Society Convention

30 Jun 2015, 14:56 UTC
Mars One to Debate MIT Critics at Mars Society Convention
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The Mars Society is pleased to announce that a formal debate will be held at its 18th Annual International Mars Society Convention at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. August 13-16, 2015 on the proposition: “Is Mars One Feasible?” Leading the affirmative team will be Mars One President Bas Lansdorp. The negative proposition will be argued by Sydney Do and Andrew Owens, two members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology team that published a headline-making critique of the Mars One plan late last year. At a public event on the evening of Thursday, August 13th, the two sides will have it out. The debate will begin with the negative team speaking for 20 minutes, followed by the affirmative team for 20 minutes. Then each side will have 10 minutes for rebuttal, after which there will be 30 minutes for questions from the audience, which may be directed to either side for a two minute answer, to be rebutted by the other with equal time. Is Mars One feasible? Come and hear both sides and decide for yourself!Call for Papers/Early RegistrationThere will be dozens of speakers at the 2015 Mars Society conference. If you would like to be one ...

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