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Learning Resource Centre: Mission To Mars

Journals with articles

Scientific journals such as Australasian Science, National Geographic and Scientific American are a good place to look.

Our mission to Mars display had the following articles/ issues displayed:

  • Mining Minerals in Space by Serkan Saydam. Australasian Science October 2016
  • Big Astronomy special issue. Australasian Science July/ August 2015
  • Near-Light-Speed Mission to Alpha Centauri by Ann Finkbeiner. Scientfic American March 2017
  • Born of Chaos by Konstantin Batygin, Gregory Laughlin & Alesssandro Morbidelli and Planet Nine from Outer Space by Michael D. Lemonick. Scientific American May 2016
  • The Search for Planet X by Michael D. Lemonick. Scientific American February 2016
  • Better than Earth by Rene Heller. Scientific American January 2015
  • The Emptiest Place in Place by Istvan Szapudi. Scientific American August 2016

These are the Astronomy typed cover articles held by the LRC and while may not be Mission to Mars they are space and other issues may hold relevant non cover articles. Additionally Scientific American lists related articles in their publication, perhaps you may find something there.

The Mars Challenge by Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway & Tina Overton (Australasian Science January/February 2017) is an example of a relevant non cover article.

Don't forget the Digital Offerings

Mission to Mars at MacRob 2017

Work by Year 9 Forms

Mission Control

The LRC thanks Ms Quenault, Ms Arnott and Mr Wilkins for providing these links for the page.

Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. The main difference between this and other initiatives is the funding method. Mars One is not government funded.

Did you know there are seven Australians in The Mars 100 (the current shortlist for the Mars One project)? During 2017 they should find out if they make it into the top 24 selected for astronaut training. The best known of these is Dianne McGrath.

NASA's Journey to Mars information. There is some other Mars related information there such as where we are at now, preparing for Mars and how we will get to Mars.

Clicking the logo will take you to the Mars section of the National Geographic website. National Geographic provides videos, articles and images.

If the link isn't working either search Mars or use the popular tag Mars (found under Astronomy).

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