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SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016 7:30pm
McDonnell Hall, Washington University

The Mars One Project:
Establishing A Colony On Mars
Ms. Maggie Duckworth
Mars One

Ms. Maggie Duckworth will be featured at the November meeting of the St. Louis Astronomical Society. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, November 18, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162, on the Washington University campus, Saint Louis, MO 63130. McDonnell Hall is accessible from Forsyth Boulevard via Tolman Way. Yellow zone and street parking are available to the audience.

Mars One is a privately funded organization dedicated to placing a human settlement on Mars by 2030. Over 20,000 persons applied in 2013 for the 24 Mars colonist positions planned for the initial colony. Following the recent conclusion of the second phase of selection, Ms. Duckworth is one of the 100 applicants remaining. She will explain why humans have not yet set foot on Mars and how
Mars One plans to establish the first colony. She will discuss the challenges that future Martians will face, the mission cost, and whether the first humans on the red planet will be sponsored by government agency or private commercial enterprise. She will also talk about her own experiences with Mars One selection and training, and what it might be like to live on another planet.

Maggie Duckworth followed her award of a degree in Electrical Engineering by establishing a business in costuming and distribution of the largest gauge zippers in the world. As she proceeds with the astronaut selection process, she continues to publicize the Mars One project, giving presentations at colleges, schools, conventions, and societies, and being interviewed on multiple media platforms.


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Introduction of Officers and Visitors

Main Speaker:  Maggie Duckworth

Astro 101: 

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