The latest installment of the Extraterrestrial Imperative looks at physical economic platforms and addresses questions which must be answered if we are indeed to colonize near space.
For further reference, see the LPAC article: "Onward to Mars: The Triumph of the Weak Forces."
If we are to embark on the mission of colonizing Mars, we must first come to terms with a very important and very mysterious factor--cosmic radiation. What will be the effects of prolonged exposure to "cosmic space" on our space pioneers? How will we begin to explore the questions of how to make other planets habitable?
Roscosmos director Anatoly Perminov has thrown his weight behind a program called IGMASS, which, if enacted, would serve as an important stepping stone towards the urgent international collaborative scientific program which LaRouche has proposed, which he has dubbed "Operation Kepler", for the consolidation and expansion of man's existing sensorium, allowing us to forecast earthquakes and the like
Dr. Joan Vernikos, former head of NASA's Life Sciences Division (1993-2000), and a member of the National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board, discusses the importance of manned space flight, from the standpoint of nearly 50 years of experience in the field of space biology.
Canadian LaRouche representative Matthew Ehret interviews Robert Mueller of NASA's Kennedy Space Center at the Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium, in Ottawa, Canada, June 22, 2011.