Broadcast 2856: Hotel Mars

01 Feb 2017 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Diane Turnshek
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Guests: John Batchelor, Diane Turnshek, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  The inspirational Mars City Design program.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed Diane Turnshek to the program to discuss the innovative Mars City Design Program.  Check it out at  Also check out their 2016 wining designs and the plans for the 2017 competition.  During our Hotel Mars segment, we discussed several of the 2016 winning designs, the judges, the 3D modeling that will take place in the Mojave Desert, and more.  Of particular interest were the various academic disciplines represented in the competition that included architects, artists, representatives from the humanities, as well as the engineers and scientists. 

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