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#1 2013-12-15 16:58:53

JoshNH4H
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Ask Robert Zubrin

We at Newmars are the official forums for the Mars Society.  Dr. Robert Zubrin, the founder and president of the US Mars Society, is of course a large figure in the Mars Society, and his ideas can be seen in various forms in almost every discussion that we have.  Having met him at the Mars Society Convention in Boulder, I found that he was very responsive and always had an interesting answer to questions asked to him.

What does everyone think of inviting him to do a Q/A session on the fora, or with questions submitted to him from Forum members?  Do people have questions that they would be interested in asking?

If the general consensus is that this is a good idea, I would be glad to reach out to him and see if he would be willing to participate.


-Josh

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#2 2013-12-15 17:38:18

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

If I can come up with questions about Black Colt, then sure... tongue


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#3 2013-12-15 17:50:55

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

Well, it's certainly no issue to me, although the final decision on whether or not to answer a question would of course lie with Zubrin himself smile


-Josh

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#4 2013-12-15 18:47:00

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

Sounds like a good idea. I'd like to ask him about Mars brick architecture.


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#5 2013-12-15 19:22:04

JoshNH4H
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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

I think I'd look to have 5 or 6 people from the fora with questions.  If we get a few more people showing interest I'd be glad to contact him about it.


-Josh

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#6 2013-12-15 23:39:24

Tom Kalbfus
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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

Ask him if he's met any billionaires that have ever shown an interest in funding a humans to Mars mission. Such as the one written about in Ben Bova's fictional Mars Inc: The Billionaires Club. I would like to know if he ever read it, and what he thinks or the realism of that premise.

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#7 2013-12-16 01:08:55

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

Cool, so there's four of us on board.  Any more takers?


-Josh

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#8 2013-12-16 12:05:28

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

I think it's a fine idea.

GW


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#9 2013-12-16 12:38:06

JoshNH4H
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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin

Great.   I'll makea post more formally opening things up for questioning should he be interested.


-Josh

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