Tag: Mars

Building on the Moon

“If we’re going to live and work on another planet like Mars or the moon, we need to make concrete. But we can’t take bags of concrete with us — we need to use local resources” Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware.

Sailplanes on Mars

Following up our story yesterday Exploring Mars By Sailplane, Sydney Jordan’s ‘Lance Mclane’ strip for the Daily Record  (1976-1988)  was set 100 years in the future and included a base on Mars from which explorers went out in sailplanes

Exploring Mars By Sailplane

The Mars sailplanes will contain a custom-designed array of navigation sensors, as well as a camera and temperature and gas sensors to gather information about the Martian atmosphere and landscape. Image credit: University of Arizona College of Engineering