Mars

MarsMars Direct 2.0 Using SpaceX Starship

Dr. Robert Zubrin presented his latest ideas on the Mars Direct plan -a plan to get human beings to the red planet within a decade. From the annual International Space Development Conference organized by the National Space Society and held …

MarsNuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk has tweeted out a picture of his Nuke Mars t-shirt. Nextbigfuture reviewed the option of using nuclear options for getting most of the ice carbon dioxide into the Mars atmosphere to accelerate a greenhouse effect. It would be …

futureTerraforming Mars in 50 Years with Large Orbital Mirrors, Bacteria and Factories

The McKay-Zubrin plan for terraforming Mars in 50 years was cited by Elon Musk. Orbital mirrors with 100 km radius are required to vaporize the CO2 in the south polar cap. If manufactured of solar sail-like material, such mirrors would …

MarsMusk Promotes Nuke Mars T-Shirts

Elon Musk is promoting his plan to use nuclear bombs to melt the polar ice of Mars. A thermonuclear attack on Mars would use nuclear bombs vaporize the elements trapped in the ice and create a greenhouse effect. Charlotte Philp …

cityMassive Mars Greenhouse Effect Domes Would Heat Themselves

Terraforming Mars has three major parts 1. Raising the temperature 2. Building the atmosphere 3. Building up a magnetosphere or creating some form of solar and cosmic radiation protection. There is a new study which indicates that domed cities and …

MarsMaking Mars Habitable For Plants Could Be Surprisingly Easy for Partial Terraforming

Around 50 K of surface warming is required on Mars to raise annual average low- to mid-latitude temperatures to above the melting point of liquid water. Mars’s current atmosphere is too thin to significantly attenuate ultraviolet (UV) or to provide greenhouse …

colonizationMars Colonization Will Happen

George Dvorsky, Futurist and Transhumanist, has written at Gizmodo that Humans will never colonize Mars. This is an interesting position from George who wrote in favor of Dyson Spheres in 2012. George wrote in favor of self-replicating space probes modifying …

elon muskNASA Moon Plans Are a Disappointment

NASA current plans to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 and to create a lunar gateway (a mini-ISS space station) in lunar orbit would be a disappointment. If this happens it means that the Space Launch System rocket was …

elon musk2015 Journey To Space is a RetroFuture

Retrofuturism shows the future produced in an earlier era. Futurism is anticipating what will come and retrofuturism is remembering an outdated expectation. Journey to Space was made in 2015 and is looking at what Boeing and United Launch Alliance hoped …

MarsMars Curiosity Detects High Methane Levels Which Could Be Life

This week, NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover found a surprising result: the largest amount of methane ever measured during the mission — about 21 parts per billion units by volume (ppbv). One ppbv means that if you take a volume of …