Making Mars a place worth moving to remains one of the big problems of our future exploration and colonization of the Red Planet. Thankfully, there's a bright young Duke student who working the problem. We caught up with Morgan Irons, founder and Chief Science Office of Deep Space Ecology, who tells us all about the problems of closed system living and how her ecological habitat designs might solve them.
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Living and working in a remote place requires more than just food, water, shelter and air. If we're serious about maintaining the health of our future Martian astronauts, we'll need to pay close attention to the mental health, and we'll need to figure out a way to make food sustainable. The idea of farming on Mars isn't new, but the ideas of Morgan Irons, founder and Chief Science Officer of Deep Space Ecology, certainly push them forward. Her "three-zone model" promises to create a closed ecological system that won't collapse under pressure. Morgan joins us to tell us all about her startup and the way she sees future habitats working.
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