The dangers of a crewed mission to Mars
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The next 10 or 20 years may see the first humans on Mars. Sure, Matt Damon suffered catastrophic potato crop failure in The Martian, but what dangers will that first real crew on the Red Planet actually face? And how do we keep them safe? NASA Chief Scientist and Manger for Science & Technology Utilization Julie Robinson talks with Cady and Andrew about the five hazards of human space travel, and what we’re doing to guard against them. Also, death by crawler, acronyms, Andrew’s game show story, and a new Sounds of Space. 

This week’s Sounds of Space was created by Mark Ballora. 

Hosts

Cady Coleman & Andrew Maynard

Twitter

Interplanetary Initiative: @II_ASU

Cady Coleman: @Astro_Cady

Andrew Maynard: @2020science

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