The Next Frontier : TED Radio Hour Colonizing Mars or more distant planets seems like science fiction. But becoming a spacefaring species may be in our near future. This hour, TED speakers on living beyond Earth--and whether we should.

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The Next Frontier

Colonizing Mars or more distant planets seems like science fiction. But becoming a spacefaring species may be in our near future. This hour, TED speakers on living beyond Earth--and whether we should.

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James Green: Could The Building Blocks Of Life Exist Elsewhere In Our Solar System?

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Moon Little People

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Lisa Nip: How Can We Engineer The Human Body To Survive On Mars ... And Beyond?

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Farewell Spaceman Blockhead

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Lucianne Walkowicz: Should We Be Using Mars As A Backup Planet?

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A journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create. Based on riveting TEDTalks from the world's most remarkable minds.