Musings of an autodidact

Self-sufficient Mars colonization Mars Colonists Must ‘Live Off the Land’: NASA Report

“If the best that we can hope for is to get Matt Damon [star of the recent film “The Martian“] back to Earth alive, then we may have failed miserably in our pursuit of pioneering Mars and achieving Earth Independence,” Moses said.

Extensive ISRU application may offer a solution that allows the Mars pioneers to come back to Earth when and if they want to, he said — “not because they have to.”

The In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) capabilities the article describes are simply fascinating. The future is now.


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