A round-trip human expedition to Mars, using current technology, would take two to three years. On such missions, astronauts would lose both muscle and bone mass, and would be exposed to large doses of cosmic rays and solar energetic particles. The cargo required for such a mission would require 9 launches of the largest class rocket for a manned Mars mission.
The human species has dramatically changed its mode of life over the past thousands of years, while no animal species has done so. Understanding that quality which sets us apart (called by such names as "intelligence," "reason," "rational thought," or sometimes, simply "language") is not a question for idle philosophers: it is a key political question in our time.
Two members of the LaRouchePAC “Basement” research team participated in the IGMASS-sponsored Fourth International Specialized Symposium: Space and Global Security of Humanity, in Yevpatoria, Crimea, September 3-6.
Members of LaRouche's Basement team Peter Martinson and Ben Deniston in a video presentation that was delivered to the recent Second International Conference on Fundamental Questions of Sustained Development in the System of Nature-Society-Man, held at the Dubna University of Nature, Society and Man, in Moscow.
In Jason Ross's Oct 25, 2012 video address to the International Scientific and Technical Conference "Problems of Energy and Automation Systems Development in Agriculture" at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, he gives a brief overview of the concept of potential population density as a global economic measure, compares human civilization to biological evo
At the 2012 IGMASS conference: Space and the Global Security of Humanity, LPAC “Basement” member Jason Ross presented the political-strategic considerations that make collaboration on space defense particularly important today, as well as LaRouche's method for understanding the value of scientific discovery.