DailyDirt: Simulations For Living On Mars

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Manned missions to Mars aren't going to happen for decades (if ever?), but in the mean time, we have awesome robots roaming the surface of Mars for us. We also have some simulations of living on Mars -- like the Mars500 project -- and the unforgettable original Total Recall movie. Here are just a few more Martian simulations if you need some help escaping from the realities of Earth. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: colony, fmars, mars, mars500, settlement, simcity, simulation, space


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    Anonymous Coward, 13 Aug 2012 @ 9:03pm

    Babylon 5

    The Babylon 5 series also had several episodes that took place on a human inhabited Mars. They had domes over the cities and sort of like a train system (also all enclosed) for travel between cities, as I recall. It would be tough to get the materials there but that could resolve the problems with the atmosphere density.

    I've also discussed with friends ways that Mars could be made more habitable. The best idea we had was to grab an asteroid from the belt and slam it into Mars. That would generate heat to evaporate some of that frozen water there, thus making the atmosphere more dense.

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