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  1. Gavin Simone on July 3, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    This month’s question: When humans start populating Mars, what will be one engineering challenge that they face that is not present on Earth?  

    • Mark on July 3, 2020 at 4:55 pm

      Living without the internet and the interconnectivity and social aspects

  2. Dustin McConkey on July 3, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    Lack of Water

  3. Maxwell on July 3, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Atmosphere is toxic to humans

  4. Brandon on July 3, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    How do we get water? On earth, its not a problem, there are many ways of getting it.

  5. Monish on July 3, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    Dealing with Harmful Radiation

  6. Susanna Wong on July 3, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Excessive radiation out in the space is a big engineering challenge because significant personal protective shielding is required to keep people survive on Mars.

  7. Erica Young on July 3, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    While it is possible to secure water on Mars, dealing with the toxic atmosphere (always having to wear a spacesuit), adjusting to a different gravitational force (changes in muscle mass and strength), and preparing physically for the flight to and from Mars, all seem extraordinarily challenging (but not impossible ;)).

  8. Ahmed Hassanein on July 3, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    Low energy resources

  9. Daralynn Pilkie on July 3, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    Lack of breathable air!

  10. Simone on July 3, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    The mental health of these folks exploring the new frontier. Lack of physical proximity to family and loved ones back home. Delayed communication back to earth.

  11. Yesha Dave on July 3, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    To develop a portable, lightweight & very efficient for a long run Oxygen Cylinder!
    5 mins without oxygen and you are done!

  12. Karthik on July 3, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    Building places to live and colonizing is going to be difficult with limited resources available

  13. Max Smith on July 4, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Low gravitational acceleration at mars would be the major challenge humans face when they start populating.

  14. Ian on July 6, 2020 at 6:04 am

    The logistics of sending all the materials needed to build a base and maintain it with a 3 year delivery time.

  15. Mike on July 6, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    The toxic soil and cold temperatures

  16. Mitchell on July 13, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Designing an efficient way to produce water to sustain human life, which includes providing enough water for “space agriculture”

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