Living on Another Planet

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Living on another Planet The professional organization founded by the above listed members has been deemed the Stalwart Pioneer's Association of Celestial Exploration (S.P.A.C.E. for short). SPACE, founded March 18, 2033 is on a mission to establish a human colony on the planet of Mars. With its headquarters located in the heart of Houston Texas, alongside the NASA space command center, SPACE is currently laying its plans to have the colony established in next 10 years. The program is being funded with federal assistance along with backers from billionaire investors Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, among others. Along with federal funding and heavy investor funding, SPACE is also requiring a steep membership fee of $10 million to be one of the first 50 colonists to live on the planet once the establishment is finished and deemed safe. Our group chose to do this project because we thought it would be fun to create an organization with aspirations of settling a colony on the red planet. SPACE has its sights set high. We have invited investors from all over the world to take part in this multicultural enterprise. Mars is the location of the colony, although the exact site for the colony has yet to be determined. “That site will depend on many factors, including terrain, soil and surface properties; areas of science priority; and access to and quality of local resources” (Loff, 2012). The site must also be chosen with thought to using the natural landscape to help shelter the establishment from the harsh climate of Mars. “Mars is much colder than Earth, in large part due to its greater distance from the sun. The average temperature is about minus 80 degrees F (minus 60 degrees C), although it can vary from minus 195 degrees F (minus 125 degrees C) near the poles during the winter to as much as a comfortable 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) at midday near the equator”…...

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