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Sunday, January 23, 2005



New Article: Terraforming Mars: An Economic Requirement

The economic need.
The economic need.
Credit: concilium.de
Giorgio Gaviraghi has written an article entitled Terraforming Mars: An Economic Requirement. In it he outlines some ideas for colonizing and terraforming Mars that, he claims, have rarely been discussed. He focuses on development of the Martian economy as a separate and distinct entity from that of Earth. Here's a snippet:

The overall plan for a first mission to Mars consist of a total of four missions, two unmanned and two manned, following Buzz Aldrin cycler theories, reutilizing, where possible, the same equipment. The general schedule consists of a total of 12 years from the go ahead to the return to Earth of the first manned crew. This schedule includes preliminary studies and tests for site selection and other support infrastructures for the first manned mission generally not considered in most reference plans.


- posted by Alex @ 0:18 EST