Issue Date: January 1, 2018 | Web Date: December 27, 2017
To build settlements on Mars, we’ll need materials chemistry
Someday, many people hope, humans will travel to Mars. The U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) has plans for a mission to the planet in the 2030s, and entrepreneur Elon Musk says his SpaceX company can do it by 2024. If people succeed in setting up an outpost on Mars, they’ll need to build someplace for astronauts to live, sleep, and work.
But hauling building materials across 225 million km of space—the average distance . . .
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