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Civilizations Beyond Earth: Possibilities

In many of the stories we’ve read this semester, humans (and/or aliens) create and inhabit settlements or civilizations beyond earth – either in massive spacecraft or on other planets. Are there common characteristics of these settlements? Are there certain physical traits that these settlements exhibit that are unique? Are there certain social structures that foster […] Continue reading

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What If Our Spaceships Can Make It, But Our People Can’t?

Matt Damon. Need I say more? Some say that love is moving past physical attraction and toward a gradual love of the person’s personality and quirks. I sat in my movie seat smiling when he smiled, laughing when he laughed, and really worrying for him … Continue reading

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What If Our Spaceships Can Make It, But Our People Can’t?

Matt Damon. Need I say more? Some say that love is moving past physical attraction and toward a gradual love of the person’s personality and quirks. I sat in my movie seat smiling when he smiled, laughing when he laughed, and really worrying for him … Continue reading

Posted in Biology, But Our People Can’t?, extended space exploration, film, Film Analysis, Films, government space research, International Space Station, is extended space travel possible?, long-term space travel, Mars, Matt Damon, mental endurance, mental health, NASA, Psychological Deterioration, psychological health, psychological stability and space, psychology, psychology and space, Science Fiction, significance of mental health on traveling to Mars, significance of psychology on an expedition to Mars, Significance of psychology on extended space travel, Space, space exploration, Space travel, the impact of psychology on long-term space travel, The Martian, the notebook, the significance of mental health on long-term space exploration, titanic, travel to Mars, What If Our Spaceships Can Make It | Comments Off on What If Our Spaceships Can Make It, But Our People Can’t?