Will We Live On Mars?

If we flew on the cheap and lived off the Red Planet's resources, we could be a two-world species within a generation

There's probably no special reason to start looking forward to October 2007--unless you're one of the four people who could be traveling to Mars that month. October 2007 is a good time to begin your journey, since right about then, Earth and Mars will be drifting into an alignment that will allow you to make the trip in less than eight months. It's impossible to say what part of Mars you'll be touching down on, but odds are you'll land somewhere near the broad equatorial belt. While temperatures elsewhere on Mars fall to a murderous -220[degrees]F, they can climb to a...

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