Thursday, 27th July 2017

Technology Focus

During our initial planning phase, we will identify the key technologies needed for building the first Mars base from local materials. Here are some of the materials & technologies we anticipate focusing on. This list is subject to change as the planning process moves forward...

Possible Construction Materials:

  • Fiberglass (locally produced)
  • Metallurgy (all types of metals)
  • Polymers (such as polyethylene made from ethylene from CO2)
  • Brick Masonry (either for unpressurized shelter, or covered with regolith for a pressurized space)
  • Plant Products (especially if a byproduct of food growth.)

Disciplines:

  • Materials Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architectural
  • Nutrition
  • Electrical
  • Data Management / Telecommuncations
  • Spacesuit Design
  • Mars Geology & Topography
  • Systems Integration
  • and many other relevant trades and skills...