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Colonizing the Planet Mars

1. Our life when we colonize on Mars

Our life when we colonize on Mars

Colonizing Mars. With the release of Ridley Scott’s movie The Martian on 2nd oct. it is acclaimed that it is one of the most realistic portrayals of human space exploration ever filmed. Based on the 2011 science fiction novel by Andy Weir the film stars Matt Damon as Mark Watney,a botanist turned astronaut marooned on Mars. He was accidently left behind by his crewmates. The Ares III manned mission to Mars is hit by intense storm Mark Watney is lost and presumed that he is dead. The mission commander Mellisa Leewis is forced to leave the planet as the rest crews lives were at stake.

2. An Artists view of Mars Colony

An Artists view of Mars Colony

As NASA workers struggle to launch a mission to bring him back home, Watney improvises one ingenious scheme after another to stay alive. He turns his habitat into a chemistry lab and a greenhouse, extracting potable water from rocket fuel and growing potatoes in nutrient-poor Martian soil fertilized with his own feces.

3. An Artists concept of Colonized Mars

An Artists concept of Colonized Mars

Coming to the fact and not fiction, NASA has plans to send men on Mars in 2030. “Journey to Mars Programme.” Its facing quite big other problems inspite of the advanced Technology and accuracy they have developed.

4. Terraforming


The recent discovery of water on Mars has developed hopes of colonizing humans on Mars. Terraforming .. Mars is more suitable for human inhabitation than any other planet or our moon. NASA’s robotic mission, the ‘Mars Exploration Rovers’ has sent unmanned rovers, ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’ and Curiosity.

5. Marsone astronaut

Marsone astronaut

There are Many similarities between Mars and Earth that make viable options for colonization . for eg, Nearly similar lengths of days….Axial tilt is similar therefore basic seasonal patterns as Earth (albeit for longer periods of time). Mars is in Suns habitable zone Goldilock zone. But Mars has 95% carbon dioxide . Mars has no global magnetic field , to protect from radiations pouring in its thin atmosphere. It will be a herculean task to create oxygen for breathing and growing crops for surviving on Mars.



Advocating Colonization of Mars ‘Mars Society’, an organization founded by Robert Zubrin, promotes and advocates the colonization of Mars. It was established in 1998 and does the work of educating people and governments about benefits of space exploration and colonization of Mars.



‘Mars Drive’ is another group that supports space exploration and colonization of Mars. Founded in 2005, this group has spread out in Europe, North America and Australia. ELON Musk stated that the goal of Space x is to help humans to get to Mars . They are designing rockets landers and equipment to support this. Musk would like to build a Mars colony with 80,000 people second most habitable place in the solar system. Let us hope that humans make another (second giant)leap for the Mankind by Colonizing Mars.

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