Read this National Geographic story (or single page text without photos) to learn how famous Norwegian arctic explorer Fridtjof Nansen had overcome many of the supposed hardships that would face a mission to Mars. Notice Nansen’s “can-do” spirit and brilliant leadership/people management skills. Contrast with the sad “laundry list”of real and imaginary problems that a Mars mission would face according to the Facing Mars Exhibit at the Ontario Science Centre.
Fortunately, the video summary of the exhibit is a little more upbeat.
(This post was edited to enhance the text and links video.)