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Nova scienceNOW. Season 5, Episode 1, Can we make it to Mars?

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Joshua Seftel; Sarah Holt; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
Publisher: Arlington, VA : Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), 2011.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Can humans survive a trip to Mars and back that could take two to three years? This episode of NOVA scienceNOW examines all of the perils of this journey, including deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle deterioration, and cosmic radiation. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson checks in with scientists who are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive on such a journey. Among the innovations covered are meteoroid-proof  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science television programs
Documentary television programs
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Neil deGrasse Tyson; Joshua Seftel; Sarah Holt; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),
OCLC Number: 1030666619
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed March 05, 2018).
Performer(s): Host, Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Description: 1 online resource (53 min.)
Contents: Episode 1 Can We Make it to Mars? Episode 2 Can We Live Forever? Episode 3 How Does the Brain Work? Episode 4 How Smart are Animals? Episode 5 Where Did We Come From?
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Holt ; written, produced and directed by Sarah Holt.
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Can humans survive a trip to Mars and back that could take two to three years? This episode of NOVA scienceNOW examines all of the perils of this journey, including deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle deterioration, and cosmic radiation. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson checks in with scientists who are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive on such a journey. Among the innovations covered are meteoroid-proof materials, new space foods and spacesuits, and novel modes of transport, such as plasma rockets. This episode also profiles young female scientist and daredevil Vandi Verma, part of the team that drives the Mars rovers on the martian surface.

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