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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.

Settle the Stars: The Science of Space Exploration Edgeworks Nebula

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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.

    ”Apollo 13” Directed by Ron Howard

    ”Apollo 13” Directed by Ron Howard

    Apollo 13, was a trip that turned out to be anything but routine, and the mission, which became known as “the successful failure,” would prove one of the most thrilling and most uplifting stories to come out of our efforts to explore space. Lacey Hannan walks us through the real-life journey turned award-winning film, "Apollo 13".

    Next Week's topic: "Ad Astra" directed by James Gray

    Research and Writing by Mike Ettel

     

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    Happy Terraforming ... 

     

    Music by: Still Audio

    Song: Amongst the Stars (Cinematic Space Adventure) 

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    Music: "Voyager" - by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/HKinw3NqWFQ
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    • 22 min
    ”2001: A Space Odyssey” Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Written by Arthur C. Clarke

    ”2001: A Space Odyssey” Directed by Stanley Kubrick, Written by Arthur C. Clarke

    Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke embarked on the project of a lifetime: a realistic cinematic speculation of where space exploration  could be at the dawn of the 21st century, with the creation of "2001: A Space Odyssey". Lacey Hannan goes into the details of the film that was ahead of it's time. 

    Next Week's topic: "Apollo 13" Directed by Ron Howard 

    Research and Writing by Mike Ettel

     

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    Happy Terraforming ... 

     

    Music by: Still Audio

    Song: Amongst the Stars (Cinematic Space Adventure) 

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    Music: "Yonder" - by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/HKinw3NqWFQ
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    • 21 min
    ”Contact” Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Based on the Novel by Carl Sagan

    ”Contact” Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Based on the Novel by Carl Sagan

    Carl Sagan’s research and the scientific and philosophical questions that propelled his career came together in the only work of fiction he would produce, "Contact", which was published in 1985. Lacey Hannan discusses the impact that "Contact" had as a film, novel and concept. 

    Next Week's topic: "2001: A Space Odyssey" 

    Research and Writing by Mike Ettel

     

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    Song: Amongst the Stars (Cinematic Space Adventure) 

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    Music: "Voyager" - by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/HKinw3NqWFQ
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    • 18 min
    ”Interstellar” Directed by Christopher Nolan

    ”Interstellar” Directed by Christopher Nolan

    It was not until 2014 that audiences were first shown a realistic visualization of a
    black hole in a major motion picture. Those visuals came courtesy of the efforts of Christopher Nolan, who sought to bring viewers the most authentically realized sci-fi film he could. Lacey Hannan goes deep into the black holes of "Interstellar".

    Research and Writing by Mike Ettel

    Next Week's topic: "Contact" Directed by Robert Zemeckis written by Carl Sagan

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    Music: "Quantum Particles" - by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/HKinw3NqWFQ
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    • 20 min
    ”The Martian” Directed by Ridley Scott Based on the Novel by Andy Weir

    ”The Martian” Directed by Ridley Scott Based on the Novel by Andy Weir

    In our new season, we are kicking off our first episode with "The Martian" a novel written by Andy Weir, and turned into a blockbuster film by director, Ridley Scott. Lacey Hannan retraces Mark Watney's steps and how scientifically accurate his harrowing story is told. 

    Research and Writing by Mike Ettel

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    Happy Terraforming ... 

     

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    Song: Amongst the Stars (Cinematic Space Adventure) 

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    Music: "Xenon" - by Jonny Easton Link: https://youtu.be/HKinw3NqWFQ
    Check out his channel Link: https://www.youtube.com/jonnyeaston 

     

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    • 19 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    Alexander Winn introduces our newest host, Lacey Hannan. This season on Settle the Stars, we will be covering the scientific accuracy behind books like “The Martian” and films like “Interstellar”, “Contact”, “Lost in Space” and many more. 

    And of course, we will look into answering the question we’ve been asking throughout the entirety of our series… “HOW scientifically plausible is it to succeed in this mission?” “Can we survive a harrowing journey into the depths of space?”

    New episode every Friday. 

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    Happy Terraforming ...

     

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    Song: Amongst the Stars (Cinematic Space Adventure) 

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