Weekly Round Up: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bas Lansdorp, and MARS!

Happy Wednesday! For a change, we have a theme: MARS!


If you missed last week’s Star Talk podcast, you should check it out online or download from ITunes; our favorite astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson chats with our favorite new science fiction author Andy Weir (The Martian).


Speaking of Mars, Bas Lansdorp, speaking at the annual Global SatShow, announced that the Mars trip he is planning will cost $6 billion dollars. Cheap at twice the price, if you ask us.


Where’s the money coming from? Mars One has struck a partnership with global financial institution InFin. When the heavy-duty money people are willing to put their money up, it should tell you this is a serious project run by serious people. So why haven’t you signed up for the trip yet?


And those are the stories for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!