Category: ISRU Challenge Overview

Mars In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge Overview

Mars In Situ Resource Utilization Challenge If humanity is ever going to engage in sustainable human exploration of the solar system, we will have to learn how to use the indigenous resources. If we don’t, all supplies must come from Earth at enormous cost and complexity. This makes any large scale and long term exploration […]

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Explore Mars was created to advance the goal of sending humans to Mars within the next two decades. To further that goal, Explore Mars conducts programs and technical challenges to stimulate the development and/or improvement of technologies that will make human Mars missions more efficient and feasible. In addition, to embed the idea of Mars as a habitable planet, Explore Mars challenges educators to use Mars in the classroom as a tool to teach standard STEM curricula.

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