Mars Archive

colonizationSpaceX Workshop on how to get humans to Mars and then create a colony of hundreds

Philip Metzger is at the inaugural @SpaceX Mars Workshop. It is about planning how to put humans on Mars, then how to have 100s living there. At the inaugural @SpaceX Mars Workshop, planning how to put humans on Mars, then …

colonizationSpaceX hosting a Mars Workshop with 60 key scientists

SpaceX will host a “Mars Workshop” on Tuesday and Wednesday this week at the University of Colorado Boulder. SpaceX regularly meets with a variety of experts concerning its missions to Mars. Nearly 60 key scientists and engineers from industry, academia, …

MarsNASA Mars Curiousity Rover design can be built by High Schoolers for less than $2500

NASA Jet propulsion laboratory has released designs for building a Mars Curiousity Rover that is targeted for High School Students building with $2500 or less in off-the shelf parts. The design can be improved and teams can talk online with …

3dNASA 3D Printed Mars Habitat Design winners

NASA announced winners of the 3D printed Mars habitat design challenge. They had both exterior and interior designs. Team Zopherus from Rogers, Arkansas, was the first-place winner of Phase 3: Level 1 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge. The team’s design …

MarsZubrin and McKay plans for terraforming Mars with giant orbital mirrors cited by Elon Musk

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 …

energyMars Terraforming is only possible with new technology but mass colonization of Mars capability provides it

Mass colonization of Mars will require advanced space capabilities. There will need to be hundreds or even thousands of fully reusable SpaceX BFR. A study that shows that Terraforming Mars needs to go beyond blowing up the Mars Ice caps …

europeUnderground lake of liquid water detected on Mars – liquid water could be in layer a mile deep all over Mars

The European Space Agency has used ground penetrating radar to detect an underground liquid water lake on Mars. The radar investigation shows that south polar region of Mars is made of many layers of ice and dust down to a …

MarsDrilling deep to the Mars Lake

Honeybee Robotics has been working on a Planetary Deep drill. It has been tested to a depth of about 100 feet (30 meters). The plan has to been to have the lightweight system reach kilometers of depth. This would be …

astronomyLikely organics and microbial life in all the liquid oceans of the solar system

In June, NASA’s Curiosity rover found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on …

colonizationSpaceX BFR can be used for massive space development, orbital, lunar and Mars colonization

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has stated that he does not think the SpaceX BFR rocket, the Blue Origin New Glenn Rockets or the NASA SLS rockets will take humans to Mars. Chris Hadfield does not think those rockets are a …