Our Future on Mars

I recently had the honor of being a guest on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR for an hour to discuss my new book, How We’ll Live on Mars.

My prediction sounds like science fiction to most, but the future is coming up on us quickly: By 2027 astronauts likely will land on Mars, and by 2050, humans will flourish on the planet with a population of about 50,000.

This is not just about exploration. It’s about survival of humans as a species. The truth is there are many cosmic and man-made threats to the continuance of human life on Earth. If we don’t become a space-faring species, we will become extinct. We have long had the technology to not only visit the red planet, but to make it our new home, and human civilization needs the insurance policy.

Billionaires are getting into the rocket business, and they no longer need government to get into space. Elon Musk at SpaceX is determined to get humans to Mars. A private Dutch company Mars One is vetting for volunteers to be the first to live on Mars and hopes to finance its plans by selling a reality TV series. NASA plans to put humans on Mars by the mid 2030s and China may not be far behind.

The forecast is a lot to take in, but I answer the big questions in the interview, which you can listen to in its entirety by clicking here. You can also order the book, published by Simon & Schuster, by clicking here.

To your health and wealth,

Stephen Petranek
for The Daily Reckoning

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Stephen Petranek

Stephen Petranek’s career of over 40 years in the publishing world is marked by numerous prizes and awards for excellent writing on science, nature, technology, politics, economics and more. He has been editor-in-chief of the Miami Herald’s prestigious Sunday magazine, Tropic, and has covered a wide range of topics for Time Inc.’s Life magazine. His...

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