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MARS VS EARTH

The problems we’re solving for on Earth will only follow us to Mars

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The Tyrolean glaciers in Austria stand in for Mars on this simulated space mission.
  • Ben Lamm
By Ben Lamm

Founder, Hypergiant

Published Last updated on This article is more than 2 years old.

Whether or not humans will colonize Mars in the near future is no longer a matter of debate.

But what’s a lot less certain is exactly how we’ll pull it off.

There’s a good deal of skepticism about the merits of breaching this next space frontier in the scientific and commercial communities alike. And with good reason: On our own planet, the world is burning (literally in California, the Amazon, and Indonesia to name a few current locations), our ice caps are melting, and around the globe species are dying out.

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