Human settlement on Mars

Versteeg, Bryan (2017) Human settlement on Mars. i wonder.... pp. 19-23. ISSN 2582-1636

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About 70,000 years ago, Homo sapiens moved out of Africa and eventually spread across the globe. Today, humanity to Earth, Mars is the obvious choice to start with. Many people believe that eventually, humanity is destined to is ready to take the next big leap – to land on, and explore other planets. Because of its proximity and similarity be a spacefaring, multi-planetary species, spreading across the galaxy and the universe. This decade has witnessed several proposals from various agencies for exploring Mars – ranging from manned Mars missions to establishing permanent settlements on Mars. What is significant is that many of these are from private companies or foundations. This entry of private players into the fray has substantially ramped up the excitement around Mars colonisation. Mars One is one such organisation that has unveiled a plan to colonise Mars in the coming decades. The following is an interview with the Mars One team. The purpose of this interview is not to endorse Mars One’s plan, but to bring out the fascinating lessons that their efforts in colonisation hold for us. – The Editor.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Versteeg, Bryan
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Science, Science Education, School Science, Human, Mars
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Natural Sciences > Astronomy & allied sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i wonder...
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