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Another space milestone happened today. Based on what I know about their plans and how much of an engineering challenge this was, this is Huge!!!!

It’s a big step for a critical piece of the company’s hardware
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A new venue, Elysian Brewery featuring Space Dust IPA, for Space Entrepreneurs inaugural Spacetoberfest!

Come and meet like-minded space industry professionals over good beer and food. Don't forget to bring some business cards.

Happy hour runs from 3-6 at Elysian.

OCT19
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Learn about planet Mars’ atmosphere, water supply and the possibility to support life, plus, findings from the Mars exploration rover mission.
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Meeting Minutes from last night's meeting. Please feel free to leave comments on this page. http://seattle.marssociety.org/2017/10/09/meeting-minutes/

Meeting Minutes Leave a reply Meeting Minutes – 10/8/17 – NSS Seattle & Mars Society – Red Barn Classroom # of attendees: 15 overall (3 new) of which 4 were Mars Society members (1 new from Meetup.com) Dave Stuart begin the meeting by discussing the upcoming space-related events at the Museum of Fli...
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Help us get the word out about our chapter by posting this flyer in your workspace or university. http://seattle.marssociety.org/…/upl…/2017/10/MSS-Flyer.docx

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Mars Society Seattle updated their cover photo.

New logo for Mars Society Seattle - designed to include other elements of Seattle in addition the Space Needle (Mt. Rainier and the Pacific Science Center arches, among others), and to integrate the Mars texture version of the Mars Society logo. by James L Burk

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The Mars Society is listed as one of the top 101 disruptive companies and non-profits that are making a difference in the world today. Proud to be a part of it. #disruptors #MarsSociety

With everything that is going on in the world, sometimes all we want is to know that there are still kind-hearted people out there who want to do that right thing and who care for their fellow man. Especially when it comes to disruptive technologies that we may not yet fully understand the impacts o...
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Large concentrations of water (over 40% by weight) found in Martian equatorial regolith.

The water could fuel future missions and even hold hints of extraterrestrial life.
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Looking forward to seeing everybody this Sunday night — both reconnecting with old friends and making new ones! Reminder there is also an event on Saturday at the museum with Leonard David. Don’t miss that!

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Today is the 60th anniversary of the launch of "Sputnik" which was the first artificial satellite. Warmest Congratulations to all my Russian friends on this an...niversary.

At the time, (if you can believe it) the U.S. was even more afraid of Russia than today. For those of you who know me well, I am a huge proponent of U.S.-Russia relations, as they pertain to space. I believe that if we can continue to figure out how to work together to explore space, all the other problems will be resolved eventually.

Here is a message which a colleague of mine found on the Roscosmos website (via Google translate):

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev congratulated the workers and veterans of the space industry on the 60th anniversary of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite. The text of the congratulatory telegram was published in the website of the Russian government.

Dear friends!

This year we celebrate a special, significant date - the 60th anniversary of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite.

As Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky said, "the first great step of humanity is to fly out for the atmosphere and become a satellite of the Earth. The rest is relatively easy ... "And this first step into space was made by our compatriots. Outstanding people, thanks to which a real scientific and technical breakthrough was made in the history of mankind, and the Russian word "satellite" became a common name and entered many languages ​​of the world.

This achievement is the result of incredible efforts and talent of Sergey Pavlovich Korolev and Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh, many other legendary designers and scientists, engineers and technicians. Thanks to them, their associates and followers, the world science received a tremendous impetus to development, enriched with fundamentally important knowledge about our planet and the solar system, about the origin and evolution of the universe.

Today, in a near-earth orbit, there are thousands of different satellites. And it does not surprise anyone. They carry out the most important tasks, including strategic ones, related to ensuring the defense capability and security. Today, the personnel of the rocket and space industry are working on more ambitious projects aimed at investigating deep space, implementing the lunar program and creating fundamentally new spacecraft. Your energy and professionalism help Russia to remain the leading space power. I am sure that we will never give up this status.

I wish you new achievements. And let luck be your faithful companion.

D.Medvedev

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In ONE MONTH the new 2017-18 Mars Desert Research Station (#MDRS) field season kicks off as Crew 182, a mixed team from several Latin American countries, arrives at the #MarsSociety habitat in southern Utah.

To receive daily updates, posts and photos about our U.S. and international crews and their research, which will help promote the future human exploration of the Red Planet, please visit our MDRS Facebook page.

If you're interested in getting involved with the MDRS program by serving as a volunteer or donating to the project, please visit our Mars Society web site at: www.marssociety.org. Thanks!

MDRS - Mars Desert Research Station's photo.
MDRS - Mars Desert Research Station
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Send your name to Mars on NASA InSight I'll be the first mission to study the deep interior of Mars sign-up by Nov. 1: go.nasa.gov/InSightPass

Send your name to Mars on InSight. View & share your boarding pass. See your frequent flyer points: go.nasa.gov/InSightPass
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...And, knowing Elon, the lava tubes will be converted into Hyperloops.

Using high-resolution satellite data, researchers have found that lava tubes could provide space for homes, streets, and even communities.
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Three UW undergraduates give us the inside scoop on the latest in Astrobiology research, from polar analog studies to the next Mars and Europa missions.

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