The race to send the first people to Mars is well underway. But this time, unlike the Moon landings, people will be going to stay. They will explore, make discoveries, and build a home on the Red Planet.
What challenges will need to be overcome to make this a reality, and how can they be dealt with? Which technologies will be needed for a small community to survive (and ultimately thrive) on Mars? How might the early Martian pioneers engineer unique solutions as they construct the first society on another world?
In this talk, Cambridge University Astronomer Ryan MacDonald will explore how humanity will settle the Red Planet in the 21st century.