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dc.contributor.authorSzocik, Konrad
dc.contributor.authorAbood, Steven
dc.contributor.authorImpey, Chris
dc.contributor.authorShelhamer, Mark
dc.contributor.authorHaqq-Misra, Jacob
dc.contributor.authorPersson, Erik
dc.contributor.authorOviedo, Lluis
dc.contributor.authorCapova, Klara Anna
dc.contributor.authorBraddock, Martin
dc.contributor.authorRappaport, Margaret Boone
dc.contributor.authorCorbally, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-06T18:37:57Z
dc.date.available2020-04-06T18:37:57Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationSzocik, K., Abood, S., Impey, C., Shelhamer, M., Haqq-Misra, J., Persson, E., ... & Corbally, C. (2020). Visions of a Martian Future. Futures, 102514. doi:10.1016/j.futures.2020.102514en_US
dc.identifier.issn0016-3287
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.futures.2020.102514
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/640187
dc.description.abstractAs we look beyond our terrestrial boundary to a multi-planetary future for humankind, it becomes paramount to anticipate the challenges of various human factors on the most likely scenario for this future: permanent human settlement of Mars. Even if technical hurdles are circumvented to provide adequate resources for basic physiological and psychological needs, Homo sapiens will not survive on an alien planet if a dysfunctional psyche prohibits the utilization of these resources. No matter how far we soar into the stars, our psychologies for future generations will be forever tethered to the totality of our surroundings. By shaping our environment toward survival and welfare during the voyage to Mars and in a Martian colony, we indirectly shape our psyches and prepare them for a mission of unprecedented alienation and duration. Once on Mars, human factors such as leadership structure, social organization and code of conduct, group size, gender balance, developmental cycle, mobility, length of stay and the ecological settings and type and manner of subsistence, will create a novel Martian culture. The degree that settlers are severed from the Earth will affect how radically foreign this culture will be when compared with cultures on Earth.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherELSEVIER SCI LTDen_US
dc.rights© 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://www.elsevier.com/tdm/userlicense/1.0/en_US
dc.subjectMission to Marsen_US
dc.subjectMars settlementen_US
dc.subjectSpace philosophyen_US
dc.subjectSpace ethicsen_US
dc.subjectSpace policyen_US
dc.subjectFuture studiesen_US
dc.titleVisions of a Martian futureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Astronen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Vatican Observen_US
dc.identifier.journalFUTURESen_US
dc.description.note24 month embargo; published online: 15 January 2020en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleFutures
dc.source.volume117
dc.source.beginpage102514


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