The colonization of Mars is no longer considered a science fiction dream. It is quickly becoming a science reality. Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk are pushing the envelope further towards setting up a permanent colony on Mars. With the current and future probes, rovers and missions to
Mars by NASA, the outlook on this mission is very bright. The role that we will play in this great human endeavor is looking to the future of colonization. The needs for humans to survive and thrive on Mars will require a lot of old current and new technology and scientific breakthroughs. Scientists expertise from various fields will need to be utilized to ensure that we can make this mission a success. You will focus on the initial launch of a mission to Mars, this will include the following.
Each group's dedication to their topic and the mission will determine the overall success. This capstone project will require students to use what they have learned throughout their coursework with the NeXgen Team. Resources such as your class notes, websites, books, magazines, documentaries and other outlets will aid in getting a better understanding of the gravity of the mission that we as a human species will have to face given the circumstances of interplanetary travel.