NASA, SpaceX, and Mars One are all scrabbling to get to the red planet. To understand why, I speak with a Mars One candidate and two co-founders of a satellite startup. What’s the overview effect? How do you build a PocketQube? And will humans really become an interplanetary species?
Josh Richards is one of 100 astronaut candidates for Mars One's 2031 mission to permanently colonise Mars. His background is in physics, with a full spectrum of experience ranging from front-line military units to stand-up comedy. Currently, he is speaking about Mars One's mission, leadership, and small group dynamics in schools & corporate events throughout Australia, Europe, and the US.
Conrad Pires (CEO) and Stuart McAndrew (CTO) are tech entrepreneurs. Together, they founded Picosat Systems, a small-satellite solutions company. By bringing satellite hardware, systems, and services to different industries, Picosat Systems takes advantage of the small satellite revolution to accelerate space-led innovation on Earth.Read More