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Announcing Publication of “Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling the Red Planet”

29 Jan 2020, 13:55 UTC
Announcing Publication of “Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling the Red Planet”
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In October 2018, the Mars Society announced that it was holding a special international contest called “The Mars Colony Prize” for designing the best plan for a Mars colony of 1,000 people. There would be a prize of $10,000 for first place, $5,000 for second and $2,500 for third. In addition, the top 20 papers would be published in a new book - "Mars Colonies: Plans for Settling the Red Planet."

This is that book. The 580 page grey-scale softcover edition and the color eBook edition are now for sale at Amazon and on other online sites and can also be ordered through your local book store.

The contest announcement said that the designed Mars colony should be self-supporting to the maximum extent possible - i.e. relying on a minimum mass of imports from Earth. The competition’s rules stated “In order to make all the things that people need on Earth takes a lot more than 1,000 people, so you will need to augment both the amount and diversity of available labor power through the use of robots and artificial intelligence. You will also need to be able to both produce essential bulk materials like food, fabrics, steel, glass ...

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