posted on Jul, 1 2004 @ 12:53 PM
Possible Construction Materials:
Fiberglass (locally produced)
Metallurgy (all types of metals)
Polymers (such as polyethylene made from ethylene from CO2)
Brick Masonry (either for unpressurized shelter, or covered with regolith for a pressurized space)
Plant Products (especially if a byproduct of food growth.)
Data Management / Telecommuncations
Mars Geology & Topography
and many other relevant trades and skills...
The initial goal for the Mars Homestead Project is to identify the core technologies needed for an economical, growing Mars Base built primarily with
While want to entertain all ideas and don't want to be locked up into using specific materials too early, some of the materials we will probably
consider are: locally produced fiberglass - wound on site; metals; masonry - either for unpressurized shelter or covered with regolith to hold the
pressure, polyethylene & other polymers made from ethylene from the CO2; and any plant products - especially if a byproduct of food growth.
And some ideas to build new homes from Bricks: