Mars One was founded in 2011, but was not well known until a few months after (“About”). The Mars One organization was founded by a select team, and the mission to send humans to Mars cannot be done without them. There are many goals that are hoped to be achieved, and will make a huge impact on history and society. Mars is the fourth planet from the sun and is a seven mouth journey (space.com). The reason the planet Mars is red is because the surface is covered with minerals that make it look like the rusty color earth sees (space.com).
With more and more discoveries happening in such a short period of time one can only speculate when we will find the first hard evidence of life on Mars, which appears to be coming in the near future. In conclusion, all of these discoveries by NASA and the Mars rovers have paved the way for future Martian research and people dreaming of one day colonizing Mars, and mankind can only hope for more to come.
Global warming is clear evidence that the current global population and industrialization has put the sustainability of Earth in doubt. The UN predicts the world’s population will reach 9.6 billion by 2050 (“Challenges”). The urgency to establish a habitable colony on Mars was made clear by NASA chief Charles Bolden. "If this species is to survive indefinitely, we need to become a multi-planet species; we need to go to Mars, and Mars is a stepping stone to other solar systems” (Smith). Mars rovers have made many monumental discoveries while canvassing and sampling the red planet’s surface which has lead scientists to believe Mars is a good candidate for terraforming.
We have also learned a lot about Mars’ make up from information gathered on missions. The United States launched Mariner 4 in 1964 and Mariners 6 and 7 in 1969, and these missions did not find life on Mars. All three of these missions were fly-bys. Mariner 4 took the first close Freedman 2 up shots of Mars. Mariners 6 and 7 analyzed the surface and atmosphere of Mars.
Rover Opportunity is the part of the Mars Exploration Program, a science-driven program that tries to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be a habitable world. To find out the answers, we need to analyze geologic, climatic and other processes. We need to understand how these processes worked to shape Mars and how they work today. Rover Opportunity has four main goals: determine if life ever existed on Mars, characterize the climate, characterize the geology and prepare for human exploration of Mars. To follow important goal whether life ever existed on Mars, scientist have developed a strategy called “Follow the Water”.
com terraforming is defined as transforming another planet into one having the same characteristics of landscape as earth. The terraforming process could take anywhere from 100 years to 20,000 thousand years to complete entirely, due to the tedious process of making Mars suitable for human life. I believe that it will take nearly 1,000 years to complete entirely my process of terraforming mars. What makes it so difficult to get to Mars is one the launch window time, which mean when Earth and Mars are nearest to each other. The time that we know of so far for the next launch windows is 2013 November -2014 January,2016 January- April , and 2018 April -May,2020 July - September according to wikipedia.
As humans our desire to visit space has never ceased, but our scientific advances have so far only allowed manned visits to the moon. There are many political factors that influence the ongoing attempts to engineer space tourism and future missions to Mars, which has been in the works since the twentieth century. High costs and risks involved in spaceflight due to the longevity in space and the effects of cosmic rays have been many of the setbacks in making it a reality. The United States is currently unable to conduct human spaceflight after losing its capability to launch upon the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. China National Space Administration and Russia Federal Space Agency are the only two government facilities that continue sending humans to space.
As decades went by, the world started working together on space missions and working to formulate the best spacecrafts. These space missions have successfully affected the technological, social, and many other aspects in the world. Now upon the rise of the 21st century, space programs like NASA has sent rovers and satellites to Mars to research and gather interesting information. These techno... ... middle of paper ... ...ll set up life in Mars by mimicking similar biomes that are found on Earth and the mission will also have organisms living in Mars. This will be accomplished by creating several facilities that will contain structures that could be found on earth such as renewable energy warehouses, plants growing in one system, etc.