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Mars, The future

Team Moon has inspired me to think about the future of space travel. Michael Carroll, a science journalist, space artist and author or many books explains how a future goal is getting people to Mars. If it took 400,000 people to get us to the moon then I wonder how many it would take to get us to Mars.  So far the Mars Curiosity, a 2.5 billion dollar robot is on Mars trying to find if Mars ever sustained life or can sustain life.  I wonder if there will ever be a Team Mars where Americans come together with other countries and go to Mars and back.








Astronaut Vance Brand

Vance Brand  was a test pilot and NASA astronaut.  He was commander of the joint US USSR space mission Apollo Soyuz and flew three Space Shuttle missions on STS-5, STS 41B and STS-35. He had some ideas that I think you might find interesting.

I think that everything that Vance Brand says relates to the book Team Moon. He talks about how everyone had a part to play. Big or small everyone had something to do that was important to the overall mission.

Brand says, “People had to think about what it would be like in space and what you would need.  They had to look ahead to see what you would need.”

He also talks how people had to invent things to help us get to the Moon.  Even the smallest piece of velcro had to be custom made and it all had to be invented and designed. Brand shares the same idea as Catherine Thimmesh , it took 400,000 people to all come together to create this big project. I wonder if there will ever be another huge event or project that takes place in the future, that brings people together to work for a common goal like these missions to the Moon. To get to the moon many agencies, companies, universities, and other organizations must have come together and brainstormed every possible problem that could occur on the Apollo Missions and then think of every possible solution.



Scroll down the following website page to see drawings my grandfather made while he was with the Apollo crew during Apollo Soyuz training in Russia in the 1970’s