Insights · December 2nd, 2012
Apparently a ticket to Mars will cost $500, 000 per person, which, according to Elon Musk, is “a sum of money that someone who has worked hard and saved carefully might be able to afford.” SpaceX is drawing up plans for a colony on Mars. What are the first things we need to do to prepare for a move to Mars?
1) Understand how the transition will affect our bodies.
2) Perfect a way to get there, especially in terms of adequate propulsion technology which Tech News World says Los Alamos National Laboratory is close to figuring out.
3) Especially now that fleeting human visits have been approved by NASA, the need to manufacture sustainable space suits will be in order. Perhaps using regenerative skin?
And then there’s the whole shelter thing.
Writer: Mallory Smith worked as Program Manager & Administrator at Futurist.com