Life as we know it is changing and growing. Finding new ways to expand into other planets to meet the need of the increasing population on Earth has become necessary. The Mars experiment will make this possible. Currently, there are organizations that are finding new planets to inhabit.
SpaceX was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Space X headquarters is located in Hawthorne, CA. with facilities in Virginia, Florida and Texas. “The main focus is making space travel affordable for transporting personnel and cargo. Voyages to the space station have already occurred, bringing supplies and personnel” (SPACEX.com, 2013). The reason Mars is important to start populating is because Mars is the closest planet with limitless possibilities. “The world population of 7.2 billion in mid-2013 is projected to increase by almost one billion people within the next twelve years, according to official United Nations population estimates. It is projected to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, and to further increase to 9.6 billion in 2050 and 10.9 billion by 2100” (Unfpa.org, 2013). The consumption of resources, and available space will become limited and the need to expand will be a must.
Humans living on Mar’s surface can be dangerous, and a need to sustain life is important for the success of the mission and the future of all space voyages. “On average, the temperature on Mars is about minus 80 degrees F (minus 60 degrees C). In winter, near the poles temperatures can get down to minus 195 degrees F (minus 125 degrees C). A summer day on Mars may get up to 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) near the equator, but at night the temperature can plummet to about minus 100 degrees F (minus 73 C).” (Sharp, 2012) There are multiple ways that we can exist on the planet, like building a bio-dome, and living under ground. The population size would start small with less than a thousand people...