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Can we make it to Mars?

Author: Neil deGrasse TysonSarah HoltPamela Mason WagnerJesse SweetJoshua SeftelAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program examines the prospect of sending humans on a trip to Mars that could last as long as two to three years. Though the dangers of this potential journey include bone and muscle deterioration, cosmic radiation, and the threat of meteoroids, new scientific innovations are being designed to circumvent such problems. The episode also features scientist Vandi Verma, who is part of the team responsible for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Nonfiction television programs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Sarah Holt; Pamela Mason Wagner; Jesse Sweet; Joshua Seftel; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9781608833634 1608833631
OCLC Number: 691278133
Language Note: Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing. Visually described for the blind and visually impaired.
Notes: Title from container.
Originally broadcast on January 19, 2011, as an episode of the PBS television program Nova scienceNow.
Credits: A production of WGBH/Boston.
Performer(s): Neil deGrasse Tyson, host.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby digital stereo.; region 1; NTSC.
Contents: Space dangers / written, produced, and directed by Sarah Holt --
Next-generation space suits / written and produced by Pamela Mason Wagner --
Space food / written, produced, and directed by Sarah Holt --
Plasma rockets / produced by Joshua Seftel and Jesse Sweet, written and directed by Joshua Seftel --
Profile: Vandi Verma / written and directed by Joshua Seftel.
Other Titles: Nova scienceNow (Television program)
Responsibility: a production of WGBH/Boston.

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This program examines the prospect of sending humans on a trip to Mars that could last as long as two to three years. Though the dangers of this potential journey include bone and muscle deterioration, cosmic radiation, and the threat of meteoroids, new scientific innovations are being designed to circumvent such problems. The episode also features scientist Vandi Verma, who is part of the team responsible for directing Mars rovers over the planet's harsh terrain.

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