FROM THE ARCHIVES: A RED PLANET TO CALL HOME

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A hypothetical colony on Mars. (Popular Science, 1953)

In 1953, people had yet to see a close-up image of Mars. But that didn’t dim the prospect of one day living there. In March of that year, Popular Sciencefeatured a plan—developed by a graduate student with the input of government scientists—outlining how 33 earthlings might one day live on the Red Planet.

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This article was originally published in the October 2015 issue of Popular Science.

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