September 14, 2005

Martian chronicles

"The Next Mother Lode: Mars"

A company has set out to make Mars "a center for needs of the solar system economy".

Part of the plan involves the first permanent human settlement on Mars, using strictly Martian materials, as early as 2025(!).

One of the company's consultants was director of science and research at
Biosphere 2.

These are nice renderings, the first one reminds me of '60s mod-style (there's gonna be a swingin' time on Mars):

I'm sure everything will work out just fine.
I mean, what could go wrong on Mars?

It's not as if authors (going back to Ancient Rome) and screenwriters haven't held a dim view of the planet of war...

But seriously, I hope they're successful!

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