MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Mars Settlement Workshop, Mission Design

Bruce Mackenzie, Mars Foundation

Jan/11 Wed 03:00PM-05:00PM E51-390
Jan/13 Fri 03:00PM-05:00PM E62-221
Jan/18 Wed 03:00PM-05:00PM E62-221
Jan/20 Fri 03:00PM-05:00PM E62-221

Enrollment: Limited: First come, first served (no advance sign-up)
Limited to 16 participants
Attendance: Repeating event, participants welcome at any session

Want to open up a new world to live in?

Help create a technical plan to start flexible manufacturing and
growing food on Mars, using materials made on Mars (in-situ),
with minimum equipment brought from Earth.

Details will be worked out by you, the participants, but may include
3D printing, recycling and
production of polymers on-site, production of other building
materials, and on-site assembly of habitats and greenhouses. Portions
can be adapted from past designs by the Mars Foundation and other

If there is interest, we can include Mars rover design, social,
economic, political aspects, and suggestions for a business plan.

Please contact us early, if possible,
even if you cannot attend at these times.
This will help us schedule additional sessions,
and provide you background material.

Attendance at most sessions is expected.
Additional design sessions will be scheduled at your

The first two weeks of IAP will be for designing the overall mission plan.
You can join the follow on workshop during the third and fourth weeks
for more detailed design of various systems.

Sponsor(s): Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club, Students for Exploration and Development of Space, Mars Society
Contact: Bruce Mackenzie,