Martian Spring

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Mars has captured humanity’s imagination since prehistory - and now it may be in our grasp.

Summary

Mars has captured humanity’s imagination since prehistory - and now it may be in our grasp. Notions of human exploration and settlement are being taken more seriously than ever. Taking the next giant leap forward starts with small steps here on Earth. We intend to take an active role in enabling these steps. There are countless paths to reaching Mars.

Some near term goals are as follows:
- Raise the technological readiness levels (TRL) of Environmental Control and Life Support System (ECLSS) technologies
- Investigate potential of in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) and closed/regenerative ECLSS technologies
- Determine fundamental engineering requirements and implementation strategies for exploration and settlement
- Determine quality-of-life requirements and implementation strategies for exploration and settlement


Discussion

There are, at last count, at least eight for-profit companies and nonprofit foundations with plans to colonize Mars. Is Martian Springs discussion only? Or is there intent for the group to formalize and send people to Mars?


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