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17 February 2010 @ 11:36 pm
David's trip to Mars in Portland media  
I got an excellent interview in The Oregonian (Portland's daily newspaper) on Monday, which took up half the front page of section B and continued within. The full text of the article can be found online.

I also had an interview with Willamette Week (Portland's "alternative" newsweekly), which they published on their website but not in their print edition.

I am scheduled to appear on two local TV stations -- tomorrow evening on Live @ 7, (KGW, channel 8, February 18, 7:00 PM PST) and next Friday on AM Northwest, (KATU, channel 2, February 26, 9:00 AM PST). If you're not local or don't have a TV, both are supposed to be available via live streaming at the given web pages, and selected segments should be available online after the program airs. This is live TV, so it's subject to change.

Deannedeakat on February 18th, 2010 01:00 pm (UTC)
Very cool! Great picture, too.
threeoutsidethreeoutside on February 18th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
Great article, great photo! Yay, you!

I do have one *tiny* question, though: Did you mean to imply that human explorers on Mars would be finding fossils? *ducks & runs*

Kudos - I'm going to make a point of trying to find those tv interviews online tonight.
David D. Levinedavidlevine on February 18th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Many scientists believe that Mars was once much warmer and wetter than it is today. During that hospitable period, life-as-we-know-it could have existed. So I actually do believe that it is possible we could find microfossils on Mars, and it is definitely one of the things that astronauts should be looking for when they get there.
threeoutsidethreeoutside on February 18th, 2010 04:16 pm (UTC)
M.K. Hobsonmkhobson on February 18th, 2010 01:54 pm (UTC)
That's so cool, David! I love the picture of you!
Assassinmarsgov on February 18th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC)
My spouse, who does academic research as well as practical training in simulation for medical education, tells me that the more experienced you are the fewer cues you need to suspend disbelief in the simulation.

I mention this because your spacesuits, which might seem to be less authentic than they need to be, probably do a better job than one might suspect in the simulation, and might work extremely well for astronauts...
scarlettina: Fantastic!scarlettina on February 18th, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
What great coverage, David! Nice for the Mars Society, and great souvenirs of the trip for you!