Travel to Mars

by Caitlyn Brown

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The journey to Mars will be very shaky , and there will be a tremendous amount of force pushing on the space craft.

There will be no gravity, when flying and you won't be able to tell if your moving once in space - You won't even be be to tell what speed you are going. While in space you could experience some of these many hazards so beware - these hazards include solar storms with meteors that could potentially damage the space craft as well as radiation that can come from the solar storms.

Upon entry to Mars the space craft will be heated to thousands of degrees, the craft will be jerked with massive amounts of force and then come to a soft landing ( hopefully )

It will take around 6 months to arrive on mars depending on weather you ave experience any issues.ast deposits of water appear to be trapped within the ice caps at the north and south poles of the planet. Each summer, as temperatures increase, the caps shrink slightly as their contents skip straight from solid to gas form,


Conditions on Mars

Atmosphere; The atmosphere on Mars consists of 95.3% Carbon Dioxide and 2.7% Nitrogen with the remainder of a mixture of other gases, the atmosphere is very thin and about 100% less dense then earth.

Temperature ;The temperature will be very cold (low (-153`c) and high of (20`c) so you defiantly won't be experiencing the nice summer weather but if you don't like heat then this is the perfect place to go.

The average day length is 24 hours and 40 minutes so just like earth but with an extra 40 so that's a bonus.

Seasons: Yes Mars has seasons , On Mars, in the northern hemisphere to be exact, spring is the longest season. The year on Mars is nearly twice as long as an Earth year(687 days around 2 years), the seasons last longer as well. in the north: Spring…7 months, Summer…6 months, Fall…5.3 months, and Winter…just over 4 months.

Living quarters and food : The living quarters on Mars would either be built underground in the lava tubes that already exist or on the ground in the oxygenated pods that have oxygen and water running through them.

Growing food on Mars presents several significant challenges. While research on the International Space Station suggests plants can grow in micro gravity, scientists don't know how the reduced gravity on Mars might affect different Earth crops. Mars' surface receives about half the sunlight Earth does, and any pressurized greenhouse enclosure will further block the light reaching plants, so supplemental light will be needed. Supplying that light requires a significant amount of power. You will also be provided with resins of de-hydrated food.

Water on Mars: Mars has vast deposits of water that appear to be trapped within the ice caps at the north and south poles of the planet. Each summer, as temperatures increase, the caps shrink slightly and make water.


What to do while on Mars

if you ever get bored and need something to do here are a few ideas -

  1. Explore the craters
  2. Climb the highest mountain in the solar system
  3. Underground tour
  4. Tour of the Polar Ice caps
  5. Volcano trek
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Interesting facts about Mars

  • Mars and Earth have approximately the same landmass
  • Mars is home to the tallest mountain in the solar system
  • Mars has the largest dust storms in the solar system
  • On Mars the Sun appears about half the size as it does on Earth
  • Pieces of Mars have fallen to Earth
  • Mars takes its name from the Roman god of war


Traveling to mars is a ONE WAY trip and there is no way to get back.

Could die from increased amounts of radiations

Not much water and food could run out

Due to thin atmosphere meteors will hit Mars

Could die to over exposure to freezing temperatures