Casey Handmer is the author of two short books on establishing human settlements on Mars and achieving self-sufficiency as a multi-planetary species:
- How To Get To Earth From Mars: Solving The Hard Part First (Google Docs)
- How To Industrialize Mars: A Strategy For Self-Sufficiency: How To Settle A Lethal Vacuum In 400 Easy Steps (Google Docs)
Both books are available for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. In addition, you can read the books on-line for free by clicking the “(Google Docs)” links after the titles.
In this presentation to the Foresight Institute space group, he describes the challenges posed to settlers on Mars and requirements to achieve self-sufficiency in an environment more hostile than any on Earth. Additional writing on Mars settlement is available on Dr Handmer’s “Mars Is Hard” page.