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Title  Category Abstract Author  Rating  Views  Date 
Mars Express Article
Current Events
The Mars Express will be a great tool for learning for about Mars' history. Jeff Harr 10 74711 Jul 24, 2001
Mars: An Investment in the Earth Article
Colonization
An outline of how going to Mars can benefit earth, and not simply in terms of science, but also of economy. Steven Wintergerst 9.99 74730 Jun 20, 2007
MarsDrive Taskforce Article
Colonization
Current Events
Opinion
A possible solution to actually beginning the massive fundraising and advocacy program envisioned by MarsDrive founder, Frank Stratford. Frank Stratford 9.99 74729 Sep 07, 2005
Nature's Agenda Article
Opinion
The case for giving life its rightful place in the universe by looking to the stars. Hans L.D.G. Starlife 9.99 74714 Jun 21, 2005
What to Do on the Moon Article
Extra-Martian
When it comes to human colonization, the moon has some advantages over Mars. Steven Wintergerst 9.99 74722 Jun 01, 2005
Focusing on Humans Article
Colonization
Sociology
Opinion
To convince the general public to go to Mars, we won't win with scientific argument, but by making Mars a true human endeavor. Luciano Méndez 9.99 74737 Sep 08, 2004
Space Elevator Article
Engineering
Extra-Martian
A detailed proposal for a space elevator. Kevin Reimund 9.99 74745 Aug 29, 2003
Jonathan Street's Method Article
Terraforming
A guide for terraforming in seven easy steps. Jonathan Street 9.99 74750 Aug 10, 2003
Shepherd Satellites Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
An article describing a method of cancelling the deleterious effects of the solar wind through satellites. Steven Wintergerst 9.99 74726 Jun 13, 2003
Interview With Steve Squyres Article
Geology
Engineering
Current Events
Two interviews with famous scientist Dr. Steve Squyres, leader of the Mars Exploration Rover Missions. Alex Moore 9.99 74721 Feb 11, 2003
Ecosystem Article
Terraforming
Biology
How we will have to plan the new Martian ecosystem carefully. Chris Schubert 9.99 74747 Jan 29, 2003
On Space, Politics, and Americas Destiny Article
Current Events
Opinion
America's political system is holding the world down to Earth, and it must stop, for the good of mankind. Brian Rudo 9.99 74710 Nov 12, 2002
Mission Trajectory Article
Colonization
Engineering
This article examines the different mission trajectories to reach Mars. Clement Walsh 9.99 74760 Aug 17, 2002
The Moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos Article
Extra-Martian
The moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, may be small, but they have their very own personality. Jeff Harr 9.99 74721 Feb 26, 2001
Mechanical Plants Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
Biology
Black chlorophyll could raise the efficiency of photosythesis, thereby speeding terraformation. Jim Keener 9.99 74733 Jan 24, 2001
What will weather on Mars be like in 300 years? Article
Geology
A 300-year weather report for Mars: it's gonna be cold out there. Alex Moore 9.99 74717 Sep 15, 2000
Mars as an Investment in Earth Article
Colonization
Engineering
There are many feasible benefits to going to Mars, including advances in the fields of meteorology, robotics, medicine, and recycling. Steven Wintergerst 9.98 74715 Aug 12, 2005
Nuclear Propulsion and What It Means to Space Exploration Article
Chemistry
Engineering
Extra-Martian
Current Events
A detailed article outlining the various types of nuclear propulsion and their advantages and disadvantages. Brian Rudo 9.98 75204 Mar 05, 2003
Paying for Mars Article
Colonization
Sociology
Current Events
Opinion
Mars can be afforded simply because it is so expensive! David Ellard 9.98 74781 Dec 27, 2002
Domes Article
Colonization
Engineering
A practical approach to building enclosed structures on Mars. Jim Keener 9.98 74788 Dec 06, 2001
Bacteria Article
Colonization
Terraforming
Chemistry
Biology
Bacteria can be used in a number of ways to help terraform and colonize Mars. Jim Keener 9.98 74752 Jul 19, 2001
Transportation Article
Chemistry
Engineering
Covers some of the various issues involved in getting to Mars. Brian Rudo 9.98 74730 Nov 01, 2000
What temperature must be reached on Mars? Article
Terraforming
Biology
The temperature on Mars is going to have to be increased for even the hardiest organisms to survive. Jeff Harr 9.98 74729 Oct 09, 2000
Martian Crew Article
Colonization
Sociology
An early article on crew selection. Alex Moore 9.98 74740 Jul 26, 2000
Making Mars a Reality Article
Colonization
Sociology
Opinion
Red Colony and the scientific community can get to Mars... and the funds are easier to find than you might think. Daniel Hay 9.96 74737 Jan 22, 2004
Terraforming Mars: An Economic Requirement Article
Colonization
Terraforming
Sociology
Colonizing and terraforming Mars is a vast undertaking which will require a vast, new economic system. This article explains. Giorgio Gaviraghi 9.95 74737 Jan 22, 2005
Mars Meat Article
Colonization
Biology
The possibilities of bringing different forms of meat for consumption. Steven Wintergerst 9.94 74761 Jul 07, 2003
Do plate tectonics exist on Mars? Article
Colonization
Geology
The existence of plate tectonics on Mars has many implications for future colonization and terraforming. Julia Casey 9.86 74716 Sep 23, 2000
What animals might be adapted to live on Mars? Article
Terraforming
Biology
The animals on Mars will obviously have to come from Earth, but they will be very different from their ancestors. Alex Moore 9.72 74846 Sep 05, 2000
Where will the first colony on Mars be located? Article
Colonization
Geology
Why chosing the right landing site is absolutely imperative for the success of colonization. Alex Moore 9.1 74780 Aug 15, 2000
Transportation on Mars Article
Colonization
Engineering
There will be many different ways to get around on Mars once we get there. This article explores some of them. Alex Moore 8.99 74909 Aug 19, 2001
To Settle Mars Article
Colonization
Engineering
Current Events
The key in a successful settlement is to keep things fresh, to not be afraid of embarking upon non-scientific projects because after all, Mars will be a future home for many people and we should always remember that. Frank Stratford 7.88 74729 Aug 05, 2005
Can we create a successful ecosystem? Article
Terraforming
Biology
The ecosystem of Earth is so complex we still don't understand how it works. We'll have to invent one on Mars. Brian Rudo 7.85 74714 Aug 31, 2000
Cities Article
Colonization
Engineering
An overview of some possible ways to construct Martian cities. Alex Moore 7.79 74741 Dec 24, 2000
Ethics of Terraforming Article
Colonization
Sociology
Current Events
Should Mars be kept Mars? Does mankind have the right to change it forever? Why not? Alex Moore 7.78 74772 Jul 29, 2001
Kian Cochrane's Terraforming Method Article
Terraforming
An all-inclusive method for terraforming Mars, from start to finish. Kian Cochrane 7.78 74717 Feb 22, 2001
Mars, One Way Article
Colonization
Sociology
Opinion
It is our duty to spread ourselves throughout the universe, and our space agencies should do it. Gerhard von MŘehle 7.75 74724 Mar 13, 2004
The Terrestrial Planet Finder and SETI Article
Terraforming
Extra-Martian
By searching for planets that shouldn't normally have favorable conditions for life, we could stumble upon a civilization that might do its own terraforming. Matthew Johnson 7.69 74713 Sep 05, 2004
I dream of Mars Article
Colonization
Sociology
Nathan shared his feelings and argument as to why we should go into space. Nathan Forstved 7.66 74726 Dec 31, 2006
In Whose Hands is our Destiny? Article
Opinion
An opinion of some reasons to go or not go to Mars, and who will need to eventually do it. Jonathan Street 7.6 74706 Aug 11, 2003
Space Is For You Article
Colonization
Opinion
We must reach out and take hold of space because, in the end, mankind is destined for the stars. Frank Stratford 7.5 74721 Sep 27, 2005
Radiation Article
Colonization
Terraforming
Chemistry
Biology
Engineering
A description of the implications of the high radiation found on the way to Mars and on Mars itself. Kian Cochrane 7.48 74721 Jun 11, 2003
Jim Keener's Terraforming Method Article
Terraforming
A method describing, very specificially, different ways to completely terraform Mars. Jim Keener 7.48 74718 Feb 03, 2003
On the Possibility of Terraforming Mars Article
Biology
Terraforming
An article on the possibilities of terraforming Mars. Martyn Fogg 7.4 74728 Aug 29, 2005
Lack of CO2...A Curse or a Blessing? Article
Terraforming
Geology
Chemistry
Current Events
An analysis of the impact of the discovery that the southern polar cap of Mars has less CO2 than previously thought. Alex Moore 7.4 74711 Feb 13, 2003
A City for Mars Article
Colonization
Opinion
Building a city on Mars with a balance of permanent residents and tourists could jumpstart a massive popular colonization movement. Here's one way to do it. Frank Stratford 7.37 74738 Jul 06, 2005
Steven Wintergerst's Terraforming Method Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
Engineering
A revised method for terraforming Mars, cheaply and efficiently. Steven Wintergerst 7.35 74718 Jun 23, 2005
Robotic life on Mars? Article
Colonization
Engineering
Current Events
How robots might one day be used on Mars. Brian Rudo 7.33 74711 Aug 20, 2000
Turner on Mars Article
Sociology
Miscellaneous
A case for sending people with artistic ability ot Mars Stuart Atkinson 7.3 74728 Jan 28, 2006
Letter to America Article
Current Events
Opinion
An opinion peace on Space Shuttle Columbia and the space program. Alex Moore 7.27 74708 Feb 07, 2003
Columbia Aftermath Article
Current Events
Opinion
An essay on the Columbia disaster and why we must not give up on space. Alex Moore 7.25 74708 Feb 01, 2003
The Challenges of Mars Article
Colonization
Terraforming
Chemistry
Biology
Sociology
Engineering
Current Events
Detailed summary of some of the challenges to be faced on Mars and some ways around them. Chris Ferenzi 7.21 74722 Mar 30, 2003
What plants might take root on Mars? Article
Terraforming
Biology
An overview of the necessity of genetic engineering for introducing life to Mars. Alex Moore 7.16 74733 Sep 04, 2000
Genetic Engineering Article
Terraforming
Biology
Engineering
An overview of the possibilities of genetic engineering to create organisms to help terraform Mars. Chris Schubert 7.15 74716 Apr 18, 2003
Lichen Article
Biology
Terraforming
Introducing lichen in the early stages of terraformation will jump-start a higher-level ecosystem. Kian Cochrane 7.15 74767 Sep 02, 2001
Polluting Plants Article
Terraforming
Biology
Engineering
An article describing the benefits of using plants instead of factories to terraform Mars. Steven Wintergerst 7.1 74713 Jun 16, 2003
Propulsion on a Manned Martian Expedition Article
Chemistry
Engineering
Extra-Martian
An overview of various propulsion methods, both real and extremely theoretical. Kevin Reimund 7.1 74721 Jan 15, 2003
Two Worlds Are Better Than One Article
Colonization
Terraforming
Sociology
Opinion
The advantages of having two planets at humanity's disposal. William Bailey 7.09 74707 Jan 02, 2004
Advertising to Finance Mars Missions Article
Colonization
Sociology
Paying for a manned Mars mission can be accomplished with advertising in every stage, and private companies could even sponsor it. Luciano Méndez 7.08 74717 Apr 08, 2005
Mars or Bust Article
Colonization
Sociology
Current Events
Opinion
President Bush's space agenda is flawed, and the moon now stands in the way of more important goals. Chris Ferenzi 7.06 74713 Feb 04, 2004
Perfluorocarbons Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
Perfluorocarbons are a necessary part of terraforming, and the right mixture will speed up terraforming hundreds of years. Alex Moore 7.04 74721 Jan 05, 2001
Psychology and Space Travel: Planning for a Mars Mission Article
Colonization
Sociology
Describing some of the hardships a crew will face on an extended trip to Mars, and some of the criteria for its selection. Anna Nicholson-Hutt 7.01 74793 Aug 30, 2004
Two Paths Article
Extra-Martian
Opinion
A comparison between government research and private research in space and why we should rely on the private sector. Matthew Davidson 7 74709 Jun 27, 2004
Martian Boiler Room Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
Current Events
With the right chemical reactions, Mars could provide cheap fuel while scrubbing the air of harmful CO2. Kevin Reimund 7 74716 Dec 28, 2002
Lunar Laws Article
Colonization
Extra-Martian
Opinion
An article covering some concerns with lunar colonization, including geologic and historic preservation. Steven Wintergerst 6.93 74720 Dec 24, 2004
Martian Architecture Article
Colonization
Engineering
The first article on Red Colony. Not very informative, but historic nonetheless. Alex Moore 6.93 74719 Jul 25, 2000
Martian Monoculture Article
Sociology
Opinion
Is the colonization of other planets really the best idea for today's human race? This article doesn't think so. Ferand Peek 6.92 74711 Jun 28, 2005
Mars Pathfinder Article
Current Events
An overview of the 1997 Pathfinder mission to Mars. Jeff Harr 6.91 74715 Dec 13, 2000
Power Vegetables Article
Colonization
Engineering
Current Events
Describes the possibilities of a new form of power using a greenhouse and wind. Alex Moore 6.88 74715 Jan 03, 2003
Signs of Life on Mars Article
Biology
Current Events
An explanation of some different theories of present life on Mars, including an original theory by the author of the curious levels of oxygen in the atmosphere. Luciano Méndez 6.8 74725 Feb 21, 2005
Using Northern Polar Ice to Jump-Start Martian Interplanetary Economy Article
Colonization
Chemistry
Sociology
Engineering
How using frozen water from Mars' northern polar cap can begin the long process of terraformation. Remy Villeneuve 6.66 74716 Jan 07, 2004
Matthew Johnson's Terraforming Method Article
Terraforming
This article breaks down the different components that would be necessary for a fully terraformed Mars, and explains how each can be obtained. Matthew Johnson 6.63 74709 Jan 24, 2004
Reality - Mars Style Article
Sociology
Opinion
When trying to advocate the importance of colonizing Mars, we face the challenge of real people with real problems. Why not be realistic and outline the benefits Mars will bring that the common people, right here on Earth, will see? Frank Stratford 6.45 74714 Jul 28, 2005
Is the Future Safe? Article
Opinion
Humans are becoming lazier and less efficient, and the television may be holding us from space. Nathanael Forstved 6.45 74706 Sep 02, 2002
XCup Review cle Review of the XCup this year dreammaker 6.33 74728 Nov 25, 2006
What gases will make up the terraformed Mars? Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
What gases will make up the atmosphere of Mars? This article explains. Brian Rudo 6.29 74719 Sep 21, 2000
Chris Schubert's Terraforming Method Article
Terraforming
Mars lacks a magnetosphere and a strong light source, and this article argues that to terraform we'll have to build them. Chris Schubert 6.27 74712 Jan 28, 2003
What insects will thrive on the Red Planet? Article
Terraforming
Biology
Engineering
Insects will be an important part of terraforming. This article explains why. Alex Moore 6.21 74724 Aug 28, 2000
Martian Aircraft Article
Colonization
Geology
Engineering
An article covering the basics of the different types of lighter-than air vehicles that could be used to survey the difficult and rugged terain on Mars. Steven Wintergerst 6.17 74728 Jul 31, 2005
Terraformation: Making a Planet Article
Terraforming
An overview of terraforming. A basic overview of the concepts and many ways to achieve it. Tim Volkert 6.15 74734 Dec 02, 2005
Who Should Govern Mars? Building the Case for a Sovereign Mars Article
Colonization
Sociology
Opinion
Mars might be better left an independent entity, free from Earth. This article explains why. Clement Walsh 5.93 74726 Aug 21, 2002
Atmosphere Article
Terraforming
Chemistry
An overview of some of the implications of the Martian atmosphere on terraforming, and some ways to counter the negative ones. Alex Moore 5.59 74719 Dec 13, 2000