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Mars is far away. If you hold Earth’s Moon at an arm’s length for

example, Mars will be a couple blocks away at its closest approach to Earth. The transport cost of material from Earth to Mars is through the sky; literally. For any human habitation model on Mars, first and foremost thing that is needed is that it should be economically feasible.

The human habitation units beyond the earliest establishment of a base need to be large spacious structures, not only for the comfort of living and working inside the pressurized, protected habitats, but they also need to be large enough to contain basic manufacturing, mining, and residential facilities inside large enclosed and pressurized volumes protected from the harsh Martian conditions. In order to provide further safety and protection from accidents, these structures need to be modular, and located at a safe separation from one another, connected to each other through tunnel system.

Mars offers a proving ground to test the limits of our resourcefulness, safety and contingency. It is a contest of human potential against elements, and failure is not an option for two main reasons. Earliest human settlement on Mars would not only require the ultimate motivation from the settlers, it will also be heavily dependent on the investors and financial contributors on Earth. Any failure or fatal accident will jeopardize the motivation of early settlers and confidence of the investors.

In order to avoid that, Craterhab units can be constructed on test bases on Earth using same fabric as designed for Mars, with inflated interiors containing nearly twice the atmospheric pressure on Earth, not only to test the engineering parameters and dynamics of the fabric domes, but also to conduct mock activities to develop fine-tuned safety algorithms for human settlement on Mars.

Our Craterhab Technology proposes human habitat solutions through our patented design of huge inflatable domes capable of holding millions of tonnes of outward inflation pressure that any habitat structure will be subject to while maintaining near-Earth atmospheric pressures inside such structures. These structures can easily be manufactured and assembled on Earth as testing units using minimal engineering, at a small fraction of the cost of contemporary models of human habitation in small, cramped capsules, or deep tunnels carrying extreme engineering challenges to construct and maintain. Our basic philosophy is that if it is difficult to construct on Earth, it will be many times harder to construct on Mars. So we aim to keep things simple, economical and practical.

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