SLAS Regular Meeting
Friday, November 18, 2016 7:30pm
The Mars One Project:
Establishing A Colony On Mars
Ms. Maggie Duckworth
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.
Introduction of Officers and Visitors
Main Speaker: Maggie Duckworth
Star Parties - Highlights:
Eclipse Task Force
SLAS Coffee Mugs for Sale!
Infini-tees Shirts for Sale!
Eclipse Glasses for Sale!
Eyepiece kits for sale