MIT Study Shows Mars One Colony is Dangerously Unsustainable

October 13, 2014 by  
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Mars One has captured a lot of attention with plans to build the first colony on the red planet – but a new paper from MIT warns that the project has little chance of success. According to the MIT paper, the success of the mission in its current form relies on “in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) and life support technologies that are more capable than the current state of the art.” While the volunteer astronauts in the Mars One program have all signed up for a one-way ticket, the paper reveals that there several unexpected deathtraps within the proposed habitat system, and that the first astronaut fatality could occur as early as day 68, simply due to low oxygen levels in the artificial environment. Read the rest of MIT Study Shows Mars One Colony is Dangerously Unsustainable Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: astronauts , Growing Food in Space , mars , mars colony , mars one , Mars One astronauts will die , MIT , MIT study shows Mars One unsustainable , space travel

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Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

September 10, 2013 by  
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The numbers are in, and in just six months a seemingly phenomenal 202,586 people have applied to join the very first Mars colony . Frequently dubbed a “suicide mission,” the $4 billion Mars One non-profit venture plans to send a team of four individuals on what may very well be a one way trip to the red planet. The U.S. formed the most enthusiastic applicant pool (24%), while other applicants came from another 139 countries. Read the rest of Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bas Lansdorp , elon musk , live on mars , mars applicants , mars colony , mars exploration , mars one , martian life , space travel , spacex        

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Over 200,000 People Apply to Become First Colonizers of Mars

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