Faculty Advisor

Humi, Mayer


This project investigated humanity's abilities and desires to colonize space. In particular, the reasons for wanting to colonize space were discussed. After exploring various options for the establishment of a colony in space, it was determined that Mars was the best location. By examining the necessary technological and human requirements for the mission, we found that such a plan will be feasible within 50 years. The research needed to attain such a goal has been investigated in detail.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences