The Method Section: A Study of Space Colonization – Timestamps


00:00 – Intro


01:57 – What flag will Martians fly?


04:36 – Laws and governance on Mars


10:27 – Prospective conservation of planetary


11:54 – What time is it on Mars?


13:14 – Mental health of pioneer colonists


18:51 – Takeaways and conclusions


19:30 – Outro


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Check out Pascal Lee’s Martian flag below. It is the most likely contender and has been used at the Hutton Research Institute and on American space shuttle missions.

Episode Description

This week in The Method Section, Tom looks at the processes of colonizing another planetary body. Rather than the technology and what we would hope to achieve that we normally hear about, if colonists did settle on Mars what laws would they follow, and what nationality would they belong to? Something to learn from history is the mental health problems associated with pioneer colonists, what problems can we expect Martian colonists or explorers to face and how do they plan to deal with them? Music by: Joakim Karud –

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