Can We Colonize Mars?
For generations, humans have looked to the stars for inspiration. In today’s world, we are getting even closer to setting up our first off-world colonies and Mars is looking like a great place to start.
Why Should We Colonize Mars?
By establishing the first human colony on Mars, humanity as a whole will have taken another giant leap in space exploration. Not only that, but a colony on Mars can be used to gather new resources for industries and making new scientific advancements. By establishing trade between Mars and Earth, we would see the costs of space travel decrease and the rise of a new age.
What Do We Need?
Mars is a hostile environment to all forms of life. Toxic soil, lower gravity, radiation, extreme cold, high winds and of course the lack of breathable air. In order to combat these risks, the first arriving colonists will need habitats to work and live in. These Mars habitats will require different systems built for colonists to survive and thrive.
- Food Production
- Energy Production
- Oxygen Production
- Communications Arrays
- Living Quarters
- Storage Areas
The best way for our Mars Settlers to begin colonizing Mars would be to have teams of robots sent ahead to construct the foundations for the colony. The bots would also scout out sources of water and other materials for colony construction.
Space The Great Unkown
Exploring Space and building our first off-world colony will become the new age in human history. It will be hard work and may take generations to make any major headway but I am hopeful that I will get to live long enough to see it happen.
“One Small Step For Man. One Gaint Step For Mankind.”