Three Things on Thursday #18

Hello, and welcome to the 18th edition of Three Things on Thursday.

This week, our things include: The transformative power of classical music, an audio series that tells stories of the Moon and the people who explore it, and recreating Mars in the Gobi Desert.

Let’s go check them out!

1. The Transformative Power of Classical Music

Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

2. NASA Explorers: Apollo

An audio series that tells stories of the Moon and the people who explore it.

During the Apollo program, the Moon became a part of the human domain. Twelve astronauts walked on the lunar surface, conducted research there and collected Moon rocks to bring back to Earth for study. Fifty years after humanity’s first steps on the Moon, today’s lunar scientists are searching for answers to the big questions: How did the Moon form? How did our solar system evolve? Did the Moon help life on Earth get its start?

Meet a Moon detective, scientists who study space rocks and people from all over the world whose lives were shaped by the epic adventures of the Apollo program.

Listen Now.

3. Mars in the Gobi Desert

Alan Taylor - The Atlantic

Image Credit: Thomas Peter / Reuters

In the desert hills of China’s Gansu province, a company called C-Space has just opened “Mars Base 1,” a simulated Martian base of operations for future astronauts. Plans for the base, currently an educational facility, include expansion—it will become more of a tourist destination soon, with a space-themed hotel and restaurant. Photographers were on hand as some of the first student groups arrived to tour this vision of Mars in the China’s Gobi desert.

Explore the Gallery.

Edition #18 done!

See you next week, for more Three Things on Thursday.

Chris ~ Resident Collector of Things

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