Madame Mars: Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond

Madame Mars, Women and the Quest for Worlds Beyond, is a transmedia documentary tracing the long and arduous path women have taken in their efforts to explore Mars and worlds beyond.

Madame Mars project vision is to inspire young women and girls to pursue careers and opportunities in the space sciences.

Madame Mars is creating an interactive experience with a living laboratory of women working in space exploration which will inspire participation and exploration of Mars and world beyond.

Thank you for inviting me to take part in Madame Mars, I feel privileged to have had the chance to participate in such a project. I really enjoyed working with Madame Mars team in San Francisco last November, many thanks to Jan Millsapps, Beth Rogozinski and Melissa Lamming.

It was a great day and I am looking forward to seeing the Madame Mars documentary!

klara anna capova mars space exploration

Should we stay or should we go …. to Mars?

I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut ever since I was in first grade. I’ve always wanted to have the same view of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon.

Yet, in the debate held at the Durham Union Society on Friday the 13th February 2015 I spoke against the motion “This House (as a student) would go to Mars.”

I belive that there are more aspects to be carefully thought through before ‘we’ make this step and send human beings on a one way trip to the red planet. My major concerns were not only related to unpredictable risks (technological, psychological, medical ..) but mainly to the commercial nature of Mars One enterprise.

Any thoughts …?

P.S.: Also, I think there is a thin red line between space exploration and space exploitation.