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Arcologies, Mars, Space, Terracity -

𝙎𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙉𝙪̈𝙬𝙖, 𝙖 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙚𝙙 𝘾𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝘽𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙩 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙖 𝙂𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝘾𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙛 Despite being able to land rovers on Mars and fly helicopters there, it seems humans are still somewhat far away from actually setting foot on the red planet. But for an endeavor as unprecedented as colonizing another planet, you have to dream big—and plan ahead. That’s what an international team of scientists and other experts are doing, and they’ve come up with not just a design, but a full-fledged plan to build the first Martian city, complete with sustainable housing, food, transportation, and energy. Described in a paper published in...

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Here's what the world's space agencies hope to learn about the Red planet. Three nations have plans to send unmanned missions to Mars in summer 2020: the United States, China, and the United Arab Emirates. SpaceX has discussed executing both manned and unmanned Mars missions this decade, though the company describes these dates as "aspirational." Each space agency plans to study a different aspect of Mars, though searching for signs of past life is a common theme among the missions. Putting humans on Mars is the next giant leap in space exploration, yet it remains a far-off goal for national...

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HOW MANY ROCKET ENGINES does it take to build a city on Mars? Somewhere around 9,000 per year, according to Elon Musk. On July 10, the SpaceX CEO outlined on Twitter how his company plans to increase production of the Raptor.   The rocket engine is designed for use with the Starship, a fully-reusable stainless steel ship intended to send the first humans to Mars. In response to a question about how many Raptors SpaceX aims to produce per year, Musk tweeted: “Roughly 800 to 1000 per year. That’s about what’s needed over ten years to create the fleet to build a self-sustaining city on...

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