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Designing spaceships to travel to distant worlds

Kate Green (Kate Greene)

This is the sixteenth report on a project on modeling of human presence on Mars called HI-SEAS.

On Tuesday, the crew of mission HI-SEAS for the first time in four months go outside without protective training suits. On our cheeks sparkle with the wind, the fresh air will fill our lungs, and if the weather is good, sunlight will Shine on our faces. We return back to planet Earth.

But before returning there was one interesting thing. Paradoxically, we in the conversations deviated from the earth and even from Mars. We talked about the fact that you will need for the construction, management and life on a spaceship, which will travel to the nearby stars, and which some generation will change the other, because the flights of this kind will last hundreds of years.

These conversations inspired us primarily the commander of our crew Vermeulen Angelo (Angelo Vermeulen). Angelo from Belgium, he is an artist, biologist and researcher space systems. He firmly believes that the legendary the starship enterprise from “Star trek” was basically wrong. Continue reading

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