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"From the Ted Talk by Nagin Cox: What time is it on Mars?"

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And that's because when you're moving a time-zone every day, you start to really feel separated from everyone else. You're literally in your own world. So I have this button on that says, "I survived Mars time. Sol 0-90." And there's a picture of it up on the screen. So the reason we got these buttons is because we work on Mars time in oderr to be as efficient as possible with the rover on Mars, to make the best use of our time. But we don't stay on Mars time for more than three to four months. etnulvlaey, we'll move to a modified Mars time, which is what we're working now. And that's because it's hard on your bodies, it's hard on your families. In fact, there were sleep reherersacs who actually were studying us because it was so unusual for hanmus to try to extend their day. And they had about 30 of us that they would do sleep dtopireivan experiments on. So I would come in and take the test and I fell asleep in each one. And that was because, again, this eventually becomes hard on your body. Even though it was a blast. It was a huge bondnig experience with the other members on the team, but it is dficfluit to sustain. So these reovr missions are our first steps out into the solar ssytem. We are learning how to live on more than one planet. We are changing our perspective to become multi-planetary. So the next time you see a Star Wars miove, and there are people going from the Dagobah system to Tatooine, think about what it really menas to have people spread out so far. What it means in terms of the distances between them, how they will start to feel separate from each other and just the logistics of the time. We have not sent people to Mars yet, but we hope to. And between companies like SpaceX and NASA and all of the international space aencegis of the world, we hope to do that in the next few decades. So soon we will have people on Mars, and we truly will be multi-planetary. And the young boy or the young girl who will be going to Mars could be in this aiunedce or listening today. I have wanted to work at JPL on these misnsois since I was 14 years old and I am peglrvieid to be a part of it. And this is a remarkable time in the spcae porargm, and we are all in this journey together. So the next time you think you don't have enough time in your day, just remember, it's all a mtater of your eatlrhy perspective. Thank you. (Applause)

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And that's because when you're moving a time-zone every day, you start to really feel separated from everyone else. You're literally in your own world. So I have this button on that says, "I survived Mars time. Sol 0-90." And there's a picture of it up on the screen. So the reason we got these buttons is because we work on Mars time in _____ to be as efficient as possible with the rover on Mars, to make the best use of our time. But we don't stay on Mars time for more than three to four months. __________, we'll move to a modified Mars time, which is what we're working now. And that's because it's hard on your bodies, it's hard on your families. In fact, there were sleep ___________ who actually were studying us because it was so unusual for ______ to try to extend their day. And they had about 30 of us that they would do sleep ___________ experiments on. So I would come in and take the test and I fell asleep in each one. And that was because, again, this eventually becomes hard on your body. Even though it was a blast. It was a huge _______ experience with the other members on the team, but it is _________ to sustain. So these _____ missions are our first steps out into the solar ______. We are learning how to live on more than one planet. We are changing our perspective to become multi-planetary. So the next time you see a Star Wars _____, and there are people going from the Dagobah system to Tatooine, think about what it really _____ to have people spread out so far. What it means in terms of the distances between them, how they will start to feel separate from each other and just the logistics of the time. We have not sent people to Mars yet, but we hope to. And between companies like SpaceX and NASA and all of the international space ________ of the world, we hope to do that in the next few decades. So soon we will have people on Mars, and we truly will be multi-planetary. And the young boy or the young girl who will be going to Mars could be in this ________ or listening today. I have wanted to work at JPL on these ________ since I was 14 years old and I am __________ to be a part of it. And this is a remarkable time in the _____ _______, and we are all in this journey together. So the next time you think you don't have enough time in your day, just remember, it's all a ______ of your _______ perspective. Thank you. (Applause)

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  2. program
  3. difficult
  4. privileged
  5. space
  6. system
  7. humans
  8. rover
  9. bonding
  10. earthly
  11. researchers
  12. eventually
  13. movie
  14. order
  15. deprivation
  16. audience
  17. matter
  18. agencies
  19. means

Original Text

And that's because when you're moving a time-zone every day, you start to really feel separated from everyone else. You're literally in your own world. So I have this button on that says, "I survived Mars time. Sol 0-90." And there's a picture of it up on the screen. So the reason we got these buttons is because we work on Mars time in order to be as efficient as possible with the rover on Mars, to make the best use of our time. But we don't stay on Mars time for more than three to four months. Eventually, we'll move to a modified Mars time, which is what we're working now. And that's because it's hard on your bodies, it's hard on your families. In fact, there were sleep researchers who actually were studying us because it was so unusual for humans to try to extend their day. And they had about 30 of us that they would do sleep deprivation experiments on. So I would come in and take the test and I fell asleep in each one. And that was because, again, this eventually becomes hard on your body. Even though it was a blast. It was a huge bonding experience with the other members on the team, but it is difficult to sustain. So these rover missions are our first steps out into the solar system. We are learning how to live on more than one planet. We are changing our perspective to become multi-planetary. So the next time you see a Star Wars movie, and there are people going from the Dagobah system to Tatooine, think about what it really means to have people spread out so far. What it means in terms of the distances between them, how they will start to feel separate from each other and just the logistics of the time. We have not sent people to Mars yet, but we hope to. And between companies like SpaceX and NASA and all of the international space agencies of the world, we hope to do that in the next few decades. So soon we will have people on Mars, and we truly will be multi-planetary. And the young boy or the young girl who will be going to Mars could be in this audience or listening today. I have wanted to work at JPL on these missions since I was 14 years old and I am privileged to be a part of it. And this is a remarkable time in the space program, and we are all in this journey together. So the next time you think you don't have enough time in your day, just remember, it's all a matter of your Earthly perspective. Thank you. (Applause)

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earth day 3
martian day 3
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