Why Is Mars So Hard?

Casey Handmer is the author of two short books on establishing human settlements on Mars and achieving self-sufficiency as a multi-planetary species:

Both books are available for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers. In addition, you can read the books on-line for free by clicking the β€œ(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 β€œMars Is Hard” page.