Exploring and terraforming Mars will be the greatest scientific and engineering challenge in the history of our species. From landfall and building the first cities to manipulating an entire planetary environment, this podcast will dive into the science of space exploration, settlement and terraforming!
Join Alexander Winn, creator of TerraGenesis and founder of Edgeworks Entertainment, as he walks you through the real science behind his hit indie terraforming game, TerraGenesis, and how those same concepts will work in real life.
Bonus Episode: Shifting Trajectory
Alexander brings a quick announcement about the podcast and some changes he'll be making in the future.
Episode 6: Water
This episode deals with the fourth and final core terraforming metric: water. From its origins on Earth to its function in the body, from salt content and pH to the origin of the word itself, we'll go deep into this most precious and unique of substances, and possibly the single most important factor in the terraforming of Mars.
Episode 5: Oxygen
This episode deals with the third major terraforming metric: oxygen and atmospheric composition. Learn about the history of oxygen on Earth, its uses and effects on the body, how it is produced by plants and algae using photosynthesis, and ultimately its role in the terraforming of planets and moons by future settlers.
Episode 4: Atmospheric Pressure
This episode deals with the second major terraforming metric, atmospheric pressure. Learn about the sources of atmospheric pressure and how it impacts the body, as well as how we might alter the atmospheric pressure of Mars, Venus, and other worlds.
Episode 3: Surface Temperature
This episodes dives into the first terraforming metric in TerraGenesis - temperature. This metric plays a huge role in whether or not a planet or moon is habitable.
Episode 2: Welcome to the Solar System
This episode covers the Solar Systems in TerraGenesis. Alex talks about the features each planet has and the logistics behind setting them up.