Volume 8, number 6
Mars—A Soviet Destination
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9 A Soviet View of a Lunar Base: Vladislav V. Shevchenko discusses how humans can colonize the Moon, and what science we should do on the surface.
13 Oceans on Venus—The Great Debate: Charlene Anderson introduces a pair of articles looking at the evidence for and against the presence of past water on Venus:
- 13 The Water That Got Away: James Kasting thinks early Venus may have not been all that different from early Earth.
- 16 Born Wet or Bone Dry? David Grinspoon on the other hand thinks the evidence for oceans on Venus is circumstantial.
3 Members' Dialogue The Moon vs. Mars.
20 News & Reviews Cometary reconnaissance.
21 World Watch Space shuttle Discovery, Soviet Mars missions, and the NASA budget.
23 Society Notes "Invent an Alien" contest, Mars Mania, and the International Space University.
24 Q&A Why does Phobos have such an unique orbit?