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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Robert Zubrin, Dr. David Livingston: Topics: Inspiration Mars, human spaceflight to Mars. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. During our 11 minute plus discussion with Dr. Zubrin, we talked about the Inspiration Mars proposed human spaceflight mission and the previous Athena Project Bob proposed in the mid-1990's. Bob talked about the orbital dynamics, cosmic radiation, microgravity, possible NASA mission support, and more. Bob also spoke about the availability of hardware for the Inspiration Mars mission but the need for a new thermal protection system. Please post any comments/questions you might have on The Space Show blog. You can contact any of us through email@example.com.