Going to School on Mars at the Free International Mars Society Convention

Mars Society 24 th. Annual International Mars Society Convention About Our four-day event is free, and brings together prominent scientists, policymakers, entrepreneurs and space advocates to discuss the significance of the latest scientific discoveries, technological advances and political-economic-social developments that could affect plans for the human exploration and settlement of Mars. As always, the convention […]

Hydroponics, Aquaponics, and Mars Gardens

Aquaponics refers to a food production system that couples aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish, snails or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) whereby the nutrient rich aquaculture water is fed to hydroponic grown plant, involving nitrifying bacteria for converting ammonia into nitrates. As existing hydroponic and aquaculture farming techniques […]

What is an astrosociologist?

What is Astrosociology? by, Jim Pass Definition of the Field Astrosociology is a relatively new field defined as the study of astrosocial phenomena (i.e., the social, cultural, and behavioral patterns related to outer space).  The field originally began as a sociological perspective almost exclusively for a very short time.  Almost immediately, however, it became clear that […]