Mars Dust Storm – June 26, 2001

Mars Dust Storm- June 26, 2001



They were sitting at the table considering the consequences of their actions,

This is an excellent area for solar production said A,

How about moving it along the mining operation said B,

C paused to think about the dust creation.


Here on the Moon?  No, Mars.

How about suspending it?

What if we are constantly mining?

What about biological contamination?

What process should we have?

An environmental assessment?

What about broad data dissemination?


What is useful?

Participation process?

Would it be a useful assessment?

What about building a library?

To learn from that, to do a better job, commercially and for the environment.


What about preact conditions?

What’s there before we start digging?

For the benefit of a future researcher?


Why can’t we skip that?

Do we want to repeat the mistakes of our history?

Will we make better choices?

Can we make better choices?


How do we take responsibility for our actions?

How can we understanding the responsibility for our dreams?


Let’s think before we act.

Let’s consider the consequences of our actions as we dream.


Unless we consider the responsibilities that accompany our dreams, we will later regret the opportunities lost – William R Kramer



By Helen Tung

In celebration of UNISPACE50+

Inspiration from talk by William R Kramer and Jim Dator

As part of ‘Deep Space and Life’s Energy’ Project, Humanities, ISU SSP18


1 August 2018

Mars image:

[Distance from the Sun] The semi-major axis of Mars’ orbit about the sun is 1.52 Astronomical Units (A.U.) or 142 million miles (228 million km).

Instrument: HST>WFPC2

Exposure dates: June 26, 2001

Filters: F410M (410 nm ), F502N (502 nm), F588N (588 nm), F631N (631 nm), F673N (673 nm), and F1042N (1042 nm)

Image credit:  NASA, ESA, The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Publication date: 2005-11-03 09:00 EST