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Summer is over. All contributors to the Mars Society Netherlands are back from their well-earned vacations. This means we are all energized to push our society further from where we left it at the start of the summer. We'll kick off with our third newsletter. 


Recommended: ESA's Open Day

Registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6th of October – your chance to meet astronauts, space experts and look behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure at ESA’s establishment ESTEC in Noordwijk.

The Open Day will be highlighting ESA’s role in returning people to the Moon, including their contribution to the service module of NASA’s Orion spacecraft and their participation in the Lunar Gateway, a station around the Moon to act as a base for both robotic and human explorers. Register now for the number of visitors are limited.


Rolling Stone(s) on Mars

Last August NASA named a small rock on the surface on Mars after the rock band Rolling Stones. "Rolling Stones Rock" was unveiled during a Roling Stones' concert. The rock was noticed as it was propelled away over a small distance by the thrusters of the Mars Insight Lander last November.  


Further news:

image Starship: SpaceX’s Mars plans are about to kick into overdrive

Two years after Musk first unveiled the BFR in Australia, the vehicle now known as Starship is expected to receive a big unveiling later this month. The event, expected to be held at the company’s Boca Chica launch facility in Texas, will give founder Elon Musk and his team a chance to explain more about the project.

image Giving Mars a Magnetosphere
An addendum to “Terraforming Mars”

Any future colonization efforts directed at the Mars all share one problem in common; their reliance on a non-existent magnetic field. Mars’ magnetosphere went dark about 4 billion years ago when it’s core solidified due to its inability to retain heat because of its small mass. We now know ...

image The Tardigrades-on-the-Moon Affair

On April 11, 2019, the Israeli SpaceIL company’s Beresheet (Hebrew for “In the Beginning”) lunar lander crashed on the Moon. Beresheet’s payload, supplied by the non-profit Arch Mission Foundation, was meant to be an informational backup for the Earth. It included ...

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