Key Documents & Mars Foundation™ Publications
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Mars Homestead Project - Overview Presentation ~10 Meg. | Previous Overview Presentation ~16 Meg.
(Typically given at conferences or to general audiences, this presentation is continuously updated and provides a snapshot of our activities. This includes some preliminary results of our feasibility study, present focus and future directions.)
A Permanent Settlement on Mars: The Architecture of the Mars Homestead Project (available from SAE) | Mars Homestead Architecture Presentation ~14Meg.
(Presents the Architectural concept for the Mars Homestead Project, as developed in the programming effort. Presented at the July 2005 SAE ICES conference in Rome, and August 2005 Mars Society Convention in Boulder, CO - Architect Georgi Petrov)
MHP Waste Recycling System Concept Presentation ~4Meg.
(Introduces the WRS concept developed as part of the Mars Homestead Project programming effort. This presentation was given at the 2005 NSS ISDC and at the 2005 Mars Society Convention, by Gary Fisher)
MHP Polymer Production System Concept Presentation ~3Meg.
(Describes the polymer synthesis process conceived as part of the Mars Homestead Project programming effort. This presentation was given at the 2005 Mars Society Convention, by Frank Crossman and Robert Milligan)
MHP Nuclear & Electrical Systems Concept Presentation ~7Meg.
(Describes the Nuclear & electrical systems for the Mars Homestead Project. This presentation was given at the 2005 Mars Society Convention, by Joe Palaia)
MHP Gas Production & Storage Systems Concept Presentation ~1Meg.
(Describes the bulk gas production and storage systems for the Mars Homestead Project. This presentation was given at the 2005 Mars Society Convention, by Damon Ellender)
MHP Manufacturing Systems Concept Presentation ~2Meg.
(Describes the Aluminum, Steel and Glass manufacturing systems for the Mars Homestead Project. This presentation was given at the 2005 Mars Society Convention, by Damon Ellender)
MHP Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and The Mars Homestead Project
(Applies Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs to a Mars Settlement. This presentation was given at the 2006 International Space Development Conference, by Gary Fisher)
Psychological Factors in Mars Settlement
(Describes psychological concerns and potential mitigation strategies for Mars settlement. By William Johns, MD)
MIT SM Architecture Thesis of Georgi Petrov ~8 Meg.
(MIT Master's thesis of Georgi Petrov, which served as the starting point for the Mars Homestead Project. This initial concept was expanded upon and improved over the course of the 8 month programming study.)
MIT Class 22.033 Final Report - "How to Get to Mars & Back with Nuclear Energy" ~18Meg
(Detailed report describing concepts for Nuclear fission systems for use both on the surface of Mars and to power electric propulsion systems from Earth-Mars transport. The described surface reactor design has been adopted for use in the Mars Homestead Project. Authored by Dr. Andrew Kadak of MIT, Joseph Palaia of both MIT and the Mars Foundation, et al.)