“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.”
Elon Musk has time and time again expressed his desire to conquer Mars. However, our ‘red’ celestial neighbor in its current state is uninhabitable. Here are some of the reasons why :
⏩ The atmosphere is 95.3% Carbon Dioxide
⏩ The surface radiation is 50x that on Earth i.e. increased cancer risks
⏩ Mars dust is rich in perchlorate salts, which can cause breathing disorders
⏩ Gravity is 38% that on Earth’s surface, accelerating bone decay and causing heart problems
⏩ Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, geothermal etc.) are not effective enough and the planet lacks alternative fuel sources
⏩ The soil is alkaline and cannot support agriculture
Join us in exploring how Musk and some of his enterprises are endeavoring to (and could potentially) tackle these roadblocks.
Musk believes that establishing a human colony on Mars will be the gateway to making humanity a multi-planetary species.
Will colonizing Mars lead to a more sustainable future for us?