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Space Travel


Making the First Martians: Building an Economy on Mars

If we intend to "go interplanetary" and establish a colony on Mars, we need to know how to address the long-term needs of the colonists.

How to make the food and water Mars-bound astronauts will need for their mission

If we ever intend to send crewed missions to deep-space locations, then we need to come up with solutions for keeping the crews supplied.

Moon, Mars, and Beyond

The colonists will be a young offshoot of the human tree, with the potential to evolve into a different species.

Is There Life Deep Underground on Mars?

Scientists have come up with a model to understand the conditions for any life to exist in the subsurface oceans of Mars.

The Driest Place on Earth Could Help Predict How Life Might Be Surviving on Mars

In the next few years, Mars will be visited by three new rovers searching for evidence of past and present life.

Synthetic biology crucial to human missions to Mars

In the case of Mars, a major resource that can be processed by synthetic biology is the atmosphere.

Making the First Martians: Making a Garden on Mars

Carl Sagan showed that Mars has the necessary elements to become more "Earth-like", providing some serious changes are introduced.

Why is Mars so important for humanity?

As seen from Earth, the big red dot in the night sky has caught the attention of humans since we started contemplating the universe.

One of the Terms of Service for Starlink Is that You “Recognize Mars as a Free Planet”

While Starlink and Musks’ other ventures are still subject to the law of the land here on Earth, Mars may be a different story.

The future of space colonization – terraforming or space habitats?

With Elon Musk looking to colonize Mars in the near future, the size and shape of humanity's future in space is difficult to predict.