Build for Mars

  • The same materials that we use to build houses on Earth would not provide effective protection on Mars. One way to overcome this is to create efficient building materials in a simulated Martian atmosphere on the Earth and to transport them to Mars, but this could prove to be wildly expensive and unreliable.
  • Concrete, the primary building block of modern construction on Earth, requires water mixed with cement and gravel. However, this concrete would not hold on Mars. Sulfur, which is present in abundance on Mars, may be used to bind the concrete together
  • Its surface is rocky, with canyons, volcanoes, dry lake beds and craters all over it. Red dust covers most of its surface, which is essentially ground volcanic rock with a high iron concentration
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