How Many People Will Be Needed To Colonize Mars?

At least 110 people must be sent to this planet before humanity can build a self-contained colony on Mars, according to a new study. Scientists also point out that, when using mathematical models, this problem can only be addressed on the theoretical plane.

One of humanity's greatest dreams is to build new civilizations on planets other than Earth, and to build a new and sustainable life here. For now, the planet we think we're closest to this dream is our neighbor Mars. With NASA's work for life on Mars in particular with Elon Musk and his company SpaceX on the agenda, a new study provides important data on the colony we plan to build on this planet.

According to the paper published by Jean-Marc Salotti of the National Polytechnic Institute of Bordeaux, we need to send at least 110 people from Earth to Mars in order to build a self-contained civilization on Mars. The research is mainly trying to uncover how many people and resources we will need to establish a settlement elsewhere in the universe. Using mathematical modeling, the research calculates the minimum number of people needed to live on a planet.

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Although the Minimum number is 110, more people will change the calculations, Salotti said, noting that humans ' success in settling on other planets also depends on a number of factors. These include whether people can work with each other and share their time with their resources. Professor Salotti says the problem is now largely theoretical but could have a notable impact on humanity's future.



Reminding that life on Earth may one day face a devastating event, Salotti suggests that the only way for humanity to survive may be to go to Mars or another planet. Companies like Elon Musk's SpaceX are also looking for ways to transport humans to Mars in case this type of situation happens. Human and resource calculations are of great importance because the number of people who can be taken to Mars is inevitably limited.



SpaceX, which recently made its first manned flight into space, plans to send rockets into space from its floating rocket launch facility for future lunar and Martian missions. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that they are starting work for floating rocket launch facilities.
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