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#253: Life on Mars

April 27th, 2015 · 86 minutes

David and Katie chat with Dr. Ross Lockwood about the workflows he used while spending four months as part of a NASA-funded simulation studying what it would be like for humans to live on Mars.

We're also announcing the end of our run on 5by5 and the show's future.

Thanks to MPU listener Jigar Talati for help with the shownotes this week!


Download: MP3 (39.94 MB)


Links and Show Notes

In addition to our discussion with Dr. Ross Lockwood, David and Katie announce the end of Mac Power Users on the 5by5 network. Starting next week you can find the show on Relay.fm. Please re-subscribe to the show's new RSS feed: http://www.relay.fm/mpu/feed.You can find the complete catalogue of shows, contact information and more at our new site, relay.fm/mpu.

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