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(Created on 15/03/2016)

 

 

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FACTS:

  • Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation? - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 9 April 2017
    "Getting humans to Mars is now an official goal of NASA, the American space agency. A new U.S. law gives more money to the agency.
    But getting to Mars means having to deal with damaging radiation in space. Scientists are looking at ways to protect astronauts."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • China Space Plan to Develop “Strength and Size” - Text + Audio - 1 January 2017
    "China recently released a five year plan for its space program.
    Goals include a continuously manned space station and a soft landing on the far side of the Moon.
    China also wants to be involved in efforts to explore the planet Mars."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • NASA Developing Food Bars for Mars Flights - Text + Audio + Video - 11 December 2016
    "NASA, the American space agency, is developing new food products for astronauts to eat in space.
    The agency will need such products for its planned mission to the planet Mars.
    In about four years, American astronauts will be traveling into deep space, beyond the moon."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Mars: How Will Humans Get There? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2016
    + Video: Scientists see way to reach Mars via the Moon
    "People have always wondered about the fourth planet from the sun—Mars.
    Recently there has been much talk about how to get humans there to see it with our own eyes.
    Different governments and private industry are working on ways to make that happen."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • American Businessman Announces Plans for Mars Colony - Text + Audio - 29 September 2016
    "American businessman Elon Musk has announced plans to build a colony on Mars.
    Speaking in Mexico, Musk said he is building reusable rockets and spaceships to eventually carry as many as a million people to the red planet."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

 

  • Prospect of one-way Mars trip captures the imagination - 30 April 2013
    "A Dutch organisation, Mars One, is seeking volunteers for a flight that would take them to the Red Planet and leave them there.
    The costs would be covered, it's hoped, by TV rights and corporate sponsorship."

    (BBC)
  • NASA decides Spirit is henceforth to be a lander - 26 January 2010
    "Spirit's been roving on Mars for more than six years. Ten months ago, she got trapped in sand, and since then, although there has been fascinating science performed from her parking spot, the mission's main goal has been to try to get her out..."

    (planetary.org)
  • Infographics
    For example : "Curiosity - 7 Minutes of Terror
    This infographic depicts the suspenseful 7 minutes it takes for Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory) to get from the top of Mars' atmosphere to its surface."

    (jpl.nasa.gov)

 

 

 

 

PICTURES:


LISTENING:

  • Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation? - Text + Audio + Pictures + Video - 9 April 2017
    "Getting humans to Mars is now an official goal of NASA, the American space agency. A new U.S. law gives more money to the agency.
    But getting to Mars means having to deal with damaging radiation in space. Scientists are looking at ways to protect astronauts."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • China Space Plan to Develop “Strength and Size” - Text + Audio - 1 January 2017
    "China recently released a five year plan for its space program.
    Goals include a continuously manned space station and a soft landing on the far side of the Moon.
    China also wants to be involved in efforts to explore the planet Mars."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

  • Mars: How Will Humans Get There? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2016
    + Video: Scientists see way to reach Mars via the Moon
    "People have always wondered about the fourth planet from the sun—Mars.
    Recently there has been much talk about how to get humans there to see it with our own eyes.
    Different governments and private industry are working on ways to make that happen."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

  • American Businessman Announces Plans for Mars Colony - Text + Audio - 29 September 2016
    "American businessman Elon Musk has announced plans to build a colony on Mars.
    Speaking in Mexico, Musk said he is building reusable rockets and spaceships to eventually carry as many as a million people to the red planet."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Water on Mars: What Does It Mean? - Text + Audio + Video - 8 November 2015
    "Recent data about our planet neighbor Mars helps NASA plan for getting humans there by the 2030s.
    The discovery of liquid water on the planet could change the way we see our solar system.
    But there is still much more than needs to be known before people can safely go to Mars."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • NASA: Strong Evidence of Liquid Water on Mars - Text + Audio - 28 September 2015
    "NASA has found salt minerals that provide strong evidence that there was liquid water on Mars.
    NASA has found lines of "hydrated" salt minerals on Mars. Scientists say these minerals would require liquid water to be created.
    And where there’s liquid water, they say, there could be life."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • NASA Working Toward Mission to Mars - Article + Audio - 11 May 2015
    "It is a dream as old as man; to travel through space and discover what lies on other planets, and beyond.
    Recently a group gathered in Washington to discuss putting humans on Mars.
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says the agency is on track to land people on Mars in the 2030s."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)
  • Sending Humans to Mars! - AUDIO + TRANSCRIPT - 30 August 2013
    "First, we tell about new efforts to send humans to the planet Mars..." 

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


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VIDEOS:

  • Mars: How Will Humans Get There? - Text + Audio + Pictures - 30 October 2016
    + Video: Scientists see way to reach Mars via the Moon
    "People have always wondered about the fourth planet from the sun—Mars.
    Recently there has been much talk about how to get humans there to see it with our own eyes.
    Different governments and private industry are working on ways to make that happen."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)

 

 

  • Fired on Mars
    (vimeo.com)
    "If you get fired from your graphic design job here on Earth it's not the end of the world because there are plenty of other job opportunities out there for you, especially if you have an impressive portfolio.
    But if you get fired from your job on Mars you're pretty much screwed, as Jeff the graphic designer discovered in this aptly titled animated short “Fired On Mars” by Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey. (Barely NSFW due to language)."

    (Neatorama)

 

 

  • This woman is in the running for a one-way trip to Mars - VIDEO - 13 February 2015
    "The 24-year-old, who's doing a PHD in astronomy and space at the University of Birmingham,
    is one of the Britons shortlisted for the Mars One mission...
    If she gets through the latest round she'll spend the next 10 years training for the project.
    It aims to send teams of four to the red planet every two years from 2025 until 40 people are living there."

    (BBC)

  • Mars rover finds evidence that the red planet was once habitable - 19 July 2013 
    "Results of the most detailed analysis of the Martian atmosphere suggests that more than four billion years ago it was quite similar to Earth."

    (BBC)

  • One-way Ticket to Mars (RT Documentary) - 26:05
    "The Mars One mission is a one-way ticket to the Red Planet. It’s scheduled for 2023, when the first group of 4 men and women will land on Mars. There, they’re expected to collect data, plant oxygen-producing vegetation and prepare the planet for human colonization.
    Despite the obvious dangers of this enterprise, over 200,000 people from around the world have applied..."

    (YouTube)

 

 

CINEMA:

 

 

 

'The Martian' (= 'Seul sur Mars')