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A former NASA scientist says “The Martian” sci-fi book and movie “is completely doable.”
The movie depicts a temporary Mars outpost with pre-delivered supplies and habitats.
But Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, rallies his rocket company around the idea of colonizing Mars.
Building a self-sustaining city on the red planet is a far greater challenge than a stay of a year or two.
In the 2015 blockbuster sci-fi movie “The Martian,” astronaut Mark Watney lands on Mars with five other explorers.
The crew of the Ares III mission, arrives at a pre-assembled outpost, complete with enough food, water, and air to last them about a month. There are also tube-shaped rovers and a nuclear-powered mothership.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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