13 episodes

We're traveling to Mars to live there. It represents an opportunity for humans to start anew while asking the hard questions about who we are and who we want to become. Mars Ascend: Humans to Mars and Beyond attempts to ask those questions and more.

Mars Ascend-Humans to Mars and Beyond Mike Turney-Mars Ascend

    • Social Sciences

We're traveling to Mars to live there. It represents an opportunity for humans to start anew while asking the hard questions about who we are and who we want to become. Mars Ascend: Humans to Mars and Beyond attempts to ask those questions and more.

    The Power of Dreams

    The Power of Dreams

    On this episode of Mars Ascend is 15 year old future astronaut Alyssa Carson. Alyssa knows what it takes to make dreams come true. She's already completed 7 international Space Camps and numerous astronaut Sally Ride Camps. She's witnessed three shuttle launches, attended Space Academy's, Robotics Academy and an Aviation Challenge. She travels to many parts of the world as an inspirational speaker including TEDx in Greece motivating others to follow their dreams.  Alyssa also speaks four languages and will soon begin work on her pilots license.

    • 19 min
    The movie 'The Space Between Us'

    The movie 'The Space Between Us'

    On this episode of Mars Ascend is Producer Richard Barton Lewis. Richard has been an A list Producer for many successful years spanning a career which has generated over 1.2 billion dollars in related revenue. His Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award winning works include 17 major motion pictures and numerous prime time television series. He currently has over a dozen motion picture, television and stage projects in active development. We discuss Richards latest movie 'The Space Between Us', a fictional drama about a boy who is born and raised on Mars.

    • 26 min
    Space Travel and Religion

    Space Travel and Religion

    On this episode of Mars Ascend is Paul Levinson, co-creator with Michael Waltemathe  of the new book ‘Touching the Face of the Cosmos-On the Intersection of Space Travel and Religion'. We discuss the book and the role religion and spirituality play in humans desire to explore space, including Mars.

    • 28 min
    International Space Cooperation and the United States Department of State- Part 2

    International Space Cooperation and the United States Department of State- Part 2

    On this Part 2 episode of Mars Ascend we continue our conversation with the Director of the Office of Space and Advanced Technology for the U.S. Department of State, Kenneth D. Hodgkins. We discuss the role Ken's office and the State Department play in formulating international space policy and promoting cooperation in space.

    • 27 min
    International Space Cooperation and the United States Department of State- Part 1

    International Space Cooperation and the United States Department of State- Part 1

    On this Part 1 episode of Mars Ascend is the Director of the Office of Space and Advanced Technology for the U.S. Department of State, Kenneth D. Hodgkins. We discuss the role Ken's office and the State Department play in formulating international space policy and promoting cooperation in space.

    • 28 min
    Who Owns Space? Humans to Mars and Space Law Part 2

    Who Owns Space? Humans to Mars and Space Law Part 2

    On this episode of Mars Ascend is Air and Space Law Instructor Andrea Harrington of the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Andrea is also a lawyer and instructor at the International Space University and the Executive Editor of the Journal of Space Law. She is a doctoral candidate in the field of Air and Space Law. In this Part 2 of a 2 Part series we discuss the national U. S . Space Act signed into law in 2015 and it’s relationship to the international Outer Space Treaty. The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space or COPUOS oversees the Outer Space Treaty.

    • 20 min

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