Mars One Case Study

996 Words 4 Pages
Register to read the introduction… Each person that is selected needs to know that there is no coming back once they reach the Red Planet (Jordan). Mars is only 38% of Earth’s gravity so bones would be crumbled if they returned back to Earth’s gravity (Jordan). The Mars One program is unrelated to any government that plans to send a spacecraft to Mars by 2025; the program is already having volunteers sign up (Jordan). Many of the volunteers are U.S. troops (Jordan). Beemer is one of over 1,000 women and men soliders who learned that they made the first cut and if it goes as planned a Mars-bound spaceship will start landing on the Red Planet at two year intervals starting in the year 2025 (Jordan). Since this would be such a life changing experience, Mars One isn’t saying anyone has to go, they are letting people volunteer so it’s people that really want to go. If you are interested in going and are over 18 years old you can apply by sending in an application and also a short video to the Mars One site (Moskowitz). An Official for Mars One said, “There will be a minor fee associated with submitting an application, which will range from $5 to $75 depending on the gross national income of the applicant's home country” (Moskowitz). If anyone reading this is interested and from America the fee is …show more content…
Every element that is important to industry is known to be in existence on Mars (Zubrin). Mars has oceans of water that is frozen into soil; also the planet has a huge quantity of nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen (Zubrin). Mars is the only outer space planet that allows greenhouses lit by natural sunlight (Zubrin). The problem of colonizing Mars is the ability to use space invader resources to help an expanding population (Zubrin). The technology to do this will first be developed at Mars base and then over time it will change itself into a small town …show more content…
The habitat is in the middle with the pressurized rover on the left and the greenhouse on the right (Explore the planet Mars with realistic Mars habitats, rockets, ground cars and robots). Some experiments have been done that show plants can be grown in the greenhouse filled with CO2 (Zubrin). This means the settlers will be able to set up inflatable greenhouses to offer the required food to feed the population (Zubrin). By the second decade settlers could live in brick and concrete built areas the size of a shopping mall (Zubrin). The expanding local industrial will make it possible to expand the living space to areas 100 meters long. This will be possible by manufacturing large supplies of plastic that will create sun-lit domes (Zubrin). As the new reactors land they will be added to the power supply, however since Mars has been volcanically active in recent test, it is also likely that hot underground exist on Mars (Zubrin). Once the basin is found, it can be used to supply settlers with both geothermal power and water (Zubrin). As all of this is happening more people will arrive and be able to stay longer which means the population will grow. Children will then be born and raised on Mars; the first colonists of a new human civilization will be created. The main reason people will want to go to Mars is to make a mark or start new, just like why people came to

Related Documents