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#26 2017-05-17 21:37:12

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

LOL Dave.  Let's prioritize these bc I don't want to overwhelm the moderator (Bill H.)


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#27 2017-05-17 23:32:09

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

Jburk, I would hope that Dave would create a few of these for topic discussion as we do have resources for some already here that can answer a few of them....

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#28 2017-05-18 03:51:28

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

Dave_Duca wrote:

- Do the Analogs maintain a "Ship's Log" while they're in commission?

Here it is... The page will gave the latest "Ship's log". As I post this, the latest one is dated May 12. To the right are links for other days, and other MDRS field seasons.
Mars Desert Research Station

Daily Summary – May 12th

Crew 180 Daily Summary Report 120517

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 11

Summary Title: (We prepared together with Yair an Camilo all the necessary for the launching of their stratosphere balloon and the astratos capsule. It was successful. However, they lost the capsule and the balloon).

Mission Status: (All are fine)

Sol Activity Summary: We worked in our projects and additionally we started organizing and cleaning. All together launched the balloon and for some minutes all was fine. Now, they lost the capsule and the balloon because the rope broke)

Look Ahead Plan: (We will clean and pack. We will welcome crew 181 and we will come back to earth)

Anomalies in work: (The normal procedures from the hab)

Weather: Sunny and windy

Crew Physical Status: All are fine

EVA: (No EVAs today)

Reports to be file: (Journalist, engineering report)*** They are helping Camilo and Yair and they are late. So probably they will send it after 9 p.m.

Support Requested: We will call the Hanskville airport to let them know. We are worried about this capsule to hit someone when it will fall down. Do you have an advice?.

Later we will send the general report of the crew.

Prepared by Yendry

Just one question that Dr. Zubrin himself doesn't have to answer.

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#29 2017-05-18 06:18:46

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

jburk - I'm on it
SpaceNut - Pertinent questions-for-action, versus no answers from Staff, because Dr. Zubrin is the Alpha.
RobertDyck - That Link is a parallel to the facebook equivalent of space camp prattle of sophomore vernacular.
                   
Will be my pleasure to put-on-Topic Subjects.

Though, I see them having more use - when put to action - as in, actual prototypes.
And sending these prototypes to the Analogs - to be "proven over time".

Jeepers... I was just getting warmed up  lol

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#30 2017-05-18 17:29:42

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

Tier 1 requires no funds and as RobertDyck post indicates that we might be quite pluged in for the answers that you are seeking with the questions.
Tier 2 can only be identified from conversational check and discussion as to possible answers. This may require some funds from Mars Society to make happen but are with the budgetary capability of the organization.
Tier 3 is answered only after going through the process to identify what we can do as other with a more capable funding means must execute the response that we seek answers for. Then again some of the these questions are active by these other better funded organizations and while they have foot the cost we can collectively review the results to formulate a sub set of questions that have not been answered and it is this process that results in a new tier 1 or 2 work on the original question to start aknew.

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#31 2017-05-19 05:33:45

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

If we can stay "on mission" here.
This is the "Ask Dr. Zubrin 'Official Thread'"

No one speaks for Dr. Robert Zubrin. That would be derisive.
He is "the Alpha" of the organization

This input is a series of questions asked by anyone.
Like: the public or, high end aerospace moguls.

I could've easily compiled a prioritized list to James Burk.
As a matter of fact, I already have.

And James said" "So keep the questions coming!"

"Anyone" could ask these questions. And, that 'anyone' might be
the person who has 10 million dollars to contribute.

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#32 2017-05-19 19:17:55

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

What TMS mars gravity level experiments and interaction to long term human health are ongoing?

What coronal mass ejection project systems are being worked on for the outgoing or return trip protection?

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#33 2017-05-20 08:48:54

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

Dr. Zubrin,

Have you seen the recent discovery of Methanization of CO2 + 2H2O using the Plasma process?
http://www.plasapar.com/en/plasma-catal … ion-of-co2

Would you entertain a similar method, thus using fewer parts, energy, and weight?

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#34 2017-06-11 05:50:38

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

Dr. Zubrin,

Understood, our Society is limited in function owing to volunteers,
It's nice that the MDRS Team update "their info" on facebook and the MDRS website.

Once in a while I like to ask the Crew Members a question.
Usually about what they're doing or, what are the results of their experiments.
So... "who ever" is answering back on facebook.... isn't.... in any way, shape, or form.

Is there someone in charge I can have these questions passed though WITHOUT OPINION or BIAS?

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#35 2017-06-11 06:35:33

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

You could ask him face-to-face. Mars Society convention this year is University of California, Irvine on September 7 - 10, 2017.
Convention Registration

A number of years ago Dr. Zubrin spoke at a class at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. The local chapter in North Dakota invited members from North Dakota and Manitoba to attend. I went with one other member, introduced him to Dr. Zubrin. My friend was really excited. And Dr. Zubrin recognized me, bugged me to attend conventions. I hadn't show up in a while. He really wants people to attend conventions, and is willing to talk to you. You should go.

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#36 2017-06-11 07:42:37

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Thank you Robert... truly,
  Almost shed a few tears before reading the end of your posting.
To be asked by you, Robert, and other professionals is taken personally.
( getting a James Stewart - It's a Wonderful Life sort of feeling here )

Would not hesitate to engage into a session, if I wasn't stuck at this location.
I can not just pop onto a plane and go.... David is indigent.... literally.
Had been asked about a teaching profession, though I don't fancy tenure.
Going to Mars is easier.

David is not barred from the freedoms to build devices and influence.
It's age discrimination thwarting a good job that prevents my freedom to roam about.
Funny though... I prefer driving cross-country and enjoying the landscape.

To actually be there at the convention and speaking my call for paper.
Is like; unleashing Patch Adams to cure the Black Plague ( well, it sounded cool ).


I'd be lucky just to get a call from Dr. Zubrin.
Truly.... thank you Robert.

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#37 2017-06-11 10:12:51

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Re: Ask Robert Zubrin *Official Thread*

Dr. Zubrin,

Would you entertain a program to revive all retired and abandoned Radio Telescopes and,
have them Re-Purposed for Telecommunications for Mars?

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