Mars Rover Picture

If you were going to move to Mars, this is what awaits you. Bleak landscape. Maybe some robots roving the planet. Not enough air to breathe.

It would take quite a bit to make this a liveable landscape. Maybe a first step would be getting a liveable inside space that would provide sustainable food, water, air and shelter. Safety would also be a bonus.

So if you need convert Mars soil to a growable soil, there is a ton that you need to do. One of the main barriers is perchlorates would need to be removed. They don’t play well with human biology. However, they can be used in rocket propellants and in oxygen production. There remains quite a bit of work on how use the chemical on Mars. It’s contaminated soil and water in the US and has not been helpful.

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