Mars Exchange
Is broadcasting the human Mars mission as entertainment opening up moral risks?

Is broadcasting the human Mars mission as entertainment opening up moral risks?

by Vince on Thursday, 6th November 2014 in Expert Opinions, People, Mason Peck

We’ve sometimes been asked why Mars One will be televised, and if there’s a risk of converting a human exploration and settlement project into a marketing venture. In this edition of Mars One Exchange, adviser Mason Peck, PhD (see http://www.mars-one.com/about-mars-one/advisers/dr.-mason-peck-usa) addresses those questions. A professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Peck served as NASA’s Chief Technologist from late 2011 through 2013, advising the head of NASA on technology issues. In addition to his doctorate in aerospace engineering, Peck has an academic background in humanities.

In a previous installments of Mars One Exchange, Mason Peck answered the Mars One community questions Is a one-way mission insane? and Are we invading Mars? In this installment, he answers the question Isn’t funding this through reality TV unethical, especially since people may die?

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Are we invading Mars?

Are we invading Mars?

by Vince on Tuesday, 19th August 2014 in Expert Opinions, People, Mason Peck

Some people are concerned that we’re going to contaminate Mars, both with our biological material and with our human problems. In this edition of Mars One Exchange, adviser Mason Peck, PhD (see hwww.mars-one.com/about-mars-one/advisers/dr.-mason-peck-usa) addresses the question. A professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Peck served as NASA’s Chief Technologist from late 2011 through 2013, advising the head of NASA on technology issues. In addition to his doctorate in aerospace engineering, Peck has an academic background in humanities.

Are we invading Mars? Here is how Mason Peck answers the question:

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Is a one-way journey to Mars wrong?

Is a one-way journey to Mars wrong?

by Vince on Tuesday, 5th August 2014 in Expert Opinions, People, Mason Peck

We get asked that a lot, so we’re starting our very first Mars One Exchange with that question. In this series, expert advisers to Mars One will answer your questions. You get to ask the tough questions, and together we’ll build the exchange.

Our first guest adviser is Mason Peck, PhD, an adviser to Mars One. A professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, Peck served as NASA’s Chief Technologist from late 2011 through 2013, advising the head of NASA on technology issues. In addition to his doctorate in aerospace engineering, Peck has an academic background in humanities. He agreed to answer a group of questions surrounding the ethics of our mission. We broke up our discussion with him into 5 parts. For part 1, we start with quite a question to kick things off!

So, taken directly from a recent Mars One community member survey…

Is a one-way mission insane? Here’s how Mason Peck responded to the question:

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