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Surviving the Red Planet: “The Martian” and the Reality of Living and Worki...

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University of Adelaide

Adelaide, SA 5000

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Presentation by former NASA Astronaut Dr Jim Reilly

The recent best-seller novel and the blockbuster movie “The Martian” presented an adventure tale of an astronaut marooned by his crew and forced to become the first colonist required to “live off the land” on Mars. The story is well done and, for the most part, technically plausible but what would it take to live off the Martian land? What can Mark Watney expect if he really did exist and had to grow his own to survive? Can we make this work in reality? Can we test that environment here on Earth? If so, can we make “living off the land” work to reduce the mass (and cost) of exploring the Red Planet?

SPECIAL PRE-LECTURE TOUR AT 5.15pm (bookings essential - limited spaces)

Woomera put Australia into the space age. The ‘From Outback to Outer Space: Woomera 1955 - 1980’ exhibition will not only tell the story of that journey into the stars, but also what life was like for the men, women and children who lived on the ground. Presented by the State Library of South Australia and the National Archives of Australia.

Tour location: Institute Building, State Library of South Australia
Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue


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