NASA is currently busy with its mission Mars; the American space agency wants to turn the Red Planet into another Earth-like planet i.e. a planet where life can sustain.
This Tuesday NASA announced that it has decided to take a fresh approach for making the journey towards the Red Planet successful. However, the space agency is still wondering about the best way of establishing the human life in the planet. Here, it must be mentioned that Mars is situated 139994929.611 miles away from our planet.
To get rid of this confusion, NASA has taken an interesting decision. The agency has announced that it will be paying a sum of $5000 to people offering a fascinating Mars city ideas; reports suggest that a total of three participants will be awarded by the agency. This means people at NASA are looking for public help to take the final decision on how the Red Planet should be for being perfectly inhabitable.
The organization is referring to this unique challenge as Journey to Mars Challenge. To take part in this challenge, you will need to illustrate one or more surface systems of the Red Planet or the operations and capabilities the planet must possess for allowing establishment of an economically sustainable and technically achievable human civilization in it. The factors that can be considered to drafting city plans for Mars include communication systems, food, breathable air, water etc.
NASA, in one of its recent statements, said that the plans presented by the participants might include proposed systems (it can also be a structure with several systems integrated in it), capabilities, and approaches that will allow or increase possibilities of long trips for humans on Mars.
The presented solutions must include relevant facts and figures, analysis and assumptions; in addition, every submission must include a method of developing, testing, operating and implementing. NASA will be judging these submissions based on factors such as simplicity, creativity, relevance, feasibility, resource efficiency, scalability and comprehensiveness.
For those who are wondering why NASA has decided to transform Mars: the agency doesn’t want life on the Red Planet to be dependent on Earth for every little thing.