The Future Mars Colonies Will Have These Survival Strategies And Changes; Know About It

By Jeff Thompson - 15 Mar '17 08:53AM
  • Phoenix Mars Lander Arrives On Mars
  • (Photo : Illustration by NASA/JPL via Getty) A privately funded organization, Mars One is aiming to colonize the red planet by 2031.

NASA, other space organizations, and space firms are working on the possibility of Mars colonies in future. It needs a number or resources including billions of dollars, smart scientists, and an advanced version of everything present now. But after landing on the Mars, the humans would mostly depend on simple technics and materials to survive there. Also, the humans' body conditions would change according to the requirements of Mars.

"Here in earth, if we move to some remote location, using high-tech solutions is not a right approach. Instead, people would use low-tech, simple solutions for their needs," said Phil Metzger, a planetary scientist and co-founder of the Swamp Works by NASA Kennedy Space Center. "

"Mars must work independently from Earth," further explained by Keegan Kirkpatrick, founder and project lead of RedWorks, a research organization set up to solve the challenges in colonizing the Mars. The further changes reported include the body conditions of humans similar to the conditions of Earth can't be expected in Mars.

Cognitive scientist Konrad Szocik thinks that at least 500 people are needed to set up a large enough colony without any inbreeding. "The physical and biological effects in Mars can't easily be predicted," Szocik said. "Human beings are social animals, and we should focus on various challenges including conflicts, cheating, wars, etc."

Additionally, medical officials should look for options to reduce the mortality from various diseases, how to address radiation from Mars environment, technological failures, etc. Interestingly, NASA has been conducting a series of studies and experiments to make its 2030 manned mission to Mars a great success. It conducts various levels of experiments in different fields to address all the needs of humans when the red planet becomes colonized. It includes scientists staying in remote areas of Antarctica and living in International Space Station more than year to see the body conditions.

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