Broadcast 180 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

22 Dec 2003 Sam Burbank
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Sam Burbank, science writer and documentary filmmaker was the guest for this edition of The Space Show. Mr. Burbank discussed the making of space documentary films, National Geographic, and the importance of space development. We also talked about the importance of Mars Analog sites here on Earth, why the Earth is actually a better training ground for going to Mars than the Moon, and why going to Mars with humans has little to do with first going back to the Moon with humans, which is also very important. Mr. Burbank, having spent lots of time at Devon Island, brought us up to date on what it is like living and working together in tight quarters in an environment that would be similar to that used to go to Mars and live on Mars. Sam also shared his thoughts with us on the use of terms such as manifest destiny, colonization, and the frontier as applied to space exploration and development. We also talked about the need to expand space commerce. In final thoughts, Mr. Burbank brought us up to date on the polar bear threat for Devon Island and the Siberian Husky protection ring provided for those living and working at Devon Island.



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