Space exploration has provided many benefits to humanity and has the potential to continue delivering technological advancements to society. In this paper, a rationale for human space exploration is presented that includes preserving the human species, developing innovative technologies that are applicable to Earth, and increasing our understanding of the universe. The technical challenges of establishing a Mars colony are evaluated, and solutions are proposed to overcome these obstacles in order to provide recommendations for the future colonization of Mars.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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