James Burk is a the IT Director for and a member of The Mars Society.
The website states: “The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.”
We talk about a number of Mars and space-related subjects including:
-recent launches by and goals of Space X and other space travel and space tourism companies.
-Dr. Rubert Zubrin‘s book “The Case For Mars”
-some of the various goals and plans for getting to Mars, setting up infrastructure for human inhabitance and the possibility of terra-forming Mars and making it conducive to human survival in conditions similar to Earth.
-the effect the movie “The Martian” had on The Mars Society’s efforts and public opinion.
-how far in the future we should be looking to expect regular travel to Mars from Earth