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#1 2017-04-29 08:16:36

Dave_Duca
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From: Oconto, WI usa
Registered: 2017-03-15
Posts: 80

The Mars Quarterly

It's been a few Quarters since our last Mars Quarterly
Actually, almost four years.

Compared to the attention-span of today's social media, I'd put my money on a Quarterly.
I admire the concise articles to the matters at hand for our off-world adventures.

The prominent features I enjoy are the interviews amongst aerospace industry.
Would like to see more, including the latest happenings at the Mojave Spaceport.
Or, a nice plug for the TMRO Channel on YouTube.

Other articles-of-interest would be:          ( off the top of my head )
- Piloting the arrival of Supply Ships safely near the Settlement.
- Darian Calendar + Earth Calendar Dates of Meetings & Conventions.
- The Mechanics of ISRU - making and storing fuel & air resources.
- 3D Printing using the Martian Sand Dunes.
- URC Updates
- The Mars Society's MDRS Channel on YouTube.
- The Ariane Kitchen - featured recipes from the MDRS Crews
- Communicating Off-World
- Star Gazing from Mars
- Phobos / Deimos - GPS & Telecomm Stations
- Orbiting Satellite Matters
- The Human Body in a 38 percent environment.
- A Letter from the President ( RZ of course )
- The Earth Beneath Your Martian Feet ( Ground Penetrating Radar )
- Wrap ups and Mentions of previous Conventions

I would absolutely love to see a series of articles on "Red Dragon and the Sample Return".
The ultimate First Plan to test the Mars Direct Hardware!

To see the Quarterly continue is important because the reading presents the ideas and happenings
that must be read and understood - by actually reading the articles.
Not flipped through like a passing blog.

The Quarterly represents the Society's Purpose & Agenda.
THIS IS OUR BUSINESS.

Please write to the Editors of The Mars Quarterly and ask for an update !
Even if it means publishing every Martian Quarter.

Dave

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#2 2017-06-01 23:03:32

njc
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From: Florida, USA
Registered: 2017-06-01
Posts: 1

Re: The Mars Quarterly

I just joined Mars Society and paid my dues on the website. Is the newsletter really once every few years!? Any clarification will be greatly appreciated.

--Nick

Last edited by njc (2017-06-01 23:04:19)

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#3 2017-06-07 17:14:53

Dave_Duca
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From: Oconto, WI usa
Registered: 2017-03-15
Posts: 80

Re: The Mars Quarterly

Hello Nick,

Their Quarterly is freely available.
    (  http://members.marssociety.org/TMQ/    )

ONLY When.... It's Available
But, it's not quarterly...it stopped at May, 2013.
A "Martian Quarterly" of every 6 months... would be optional.
I'd even settle for a Sidereal Quatrain ( That Was Funny ).

Right now it's....sort of... stopped in Time.

My posting is a CALL OUT to the Quarterly People, pleading to resume.
This pleading also goes out to all of us who desire to see it active by
submitting articles of interest, to make the Quarterly re-born.

This NewMars Forum is a GooGooPlex of Articles they could use.

Last edited by Dave_Duca (2017-06-07 17:32:29)

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#4 2017-06-07 17:47:53

SpaceNut
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From: New Hampshire
Registered: 2004-07-22
Posts: 9,851

Re: The Mars Quarterly

The board use to have a member that did summary of the topics and they were placed on the front page with a link into the topic for discusion. GraemeSkinner was quite good at this. Around the same time the forum also created a wiki section to which other members were doing the same for specific topics such as the greenhouse, and more....

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#5 2017-06-07 18:14:15

Dave_Duca
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From: Oconto, WI usa
Registered: 2017-03-15
Posts: 80

Re: The Mars Quarterly

Was surprising to me that the Quarterly webpage allowed to anyone besides Members.

That would have been a perk of paid membership for paid members, I suppose.

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