So, to this end, I am announcing a new recurring feature for this blog 'Mars City Planning Commission" where I will attempt to list the problems and possible solutions for setting up a colony on mars. To this end, if you have any ideas, any problems, any comments, I certainly could use them. Every bit of information helps. Hopefully, I can get my ass in gear enough to make this a weekly posting, either on Mondays or Tuesdays.
So step 1, brainstorming a whole load of problems.
- Transportation to Mars
- Landing on Mars
- Solar Radiation
- Where to Land
- Dust storms and other Martian Weather
- Illness of Colonists
- Sanity of Colonists
- Building Materials (Thanks to Orodromeus for bringing this one up)
Also it looks like I am forced to re-read Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy again...
Anyway, I'm going to continue looking at this list and next week, ill have a longer and more exhaustive list of problems with a little run down of exactly what the problem is.
And Tomorrow, if all goes as planned, I will be Bogging (perhaps, live, I mean, I will have my laptop with me) on the Premiere of Hard Problems at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute