NASA says the first humans will set foot on Mars in the mid-2030’s. It will be the most dangerous mission any human has ever taken. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram wants to know: What comes after that? Not how do we get there, but how will we survive once we do?

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Key sources:
International Space Station Integrated Medical Group Medical Checklist https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/pdf/163533main_ISS_Med_CL.pdf

Examining Psychosocial Well-Being and Performance in Isolated, Confined, and Extreme Environments https://ston.jsc.nasa.gov/collections/TRS/_techrep/TM-2015-218565.pdf

Mars Exploration Program, NASA https://mars.nasa.gov/all-about-mars/facts/

NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/HartsfieldHW/HartsfieldHW_6-12-01.htm

“The Great Salt Lake Desert: Exploring the Habitability of Paleolakes on Earth and Mars” https://www.researchgate.net/publication/258676440_The_Great_Salt_Lake_Desert_Exploring_the_Habitability_of_Paleolakes_on_Earth_and_Mars

“Inventory of CO2 available for terraforming Mars” https://www.nature.com/articles/s41550-018-0529-6

“A future Mars environment for science and exploration” https://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/V2050/pdf/8250.pdf

“The human factor in a mission to Mars” https://sci-hub.tw/https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-02059-0#about

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