The challenges facing any prospective Mars colonists are hard to predict, but a team from the University of Saskatchewan is hoping to get a better idea.
University of Saskatchewan student Andrew Cooper is among 1,058 people selected to be candidates for a mission to establish the first human colony on Mars.
A startup space company intends to send a group of astronauts on a one-way journey to Mars in 2023 to establish a settlement. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles given that short period of time, the question is: can we actually do it?
The surface of Mars may seem light years away, but the University of Saskatchewan Space Design Team is bringing it a little closer to home.