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Mars One: Fact or Folly?

In science, being sceptical is usually considered a virtue. It encourages scientists to be critical, to thoroughly investigate all possible results, and to be stringent and methodical when testing a new theory. 1,152 more words


The Dangers of Being a Single-Planet Species

The NASA-funded study released this week talking about the end of civilization (that they are now distancing themselves from) reminded me of one of my favorite soapboxes, which I have somehow been remiss in discussing on this blog to date: the fact that we are a single-planet species.   571 more words

Opinion Pieces

Are we mature enough to colonize Mars?

There is a lot of buzz and fuzz around the Mars One mission. As it should be! If you haven’t heard, in case you’ve been living in isolation, here is a quick outline. 1,187 more words


Announcing the "Progress" page on MSR

Check out the new “Progress” section on Marotta Space Research.  It will chronicle the progress of key innovations that are enabling space development. Feel free to make suggestions if you think something else should be on the list!

Aerospace Engineering

Voyage Into the Unknown 3: Back From the Future

The newest Voyage Into the Unknown novel, Voyage Into the Unknown 3: Back From the Future, is now available!


Richard Cameron, Frank Johnson, Jack Hasta, and Philippe Stargazer have returned from their incredible adventure in the 51st century, but the Space Star Silver Streak is nevertheless still badly damaged from the terrifying battle with the Hyron Admiral Mordrax and his mighty Terminator battleship.  145 more words