The Moon or Mars: Which is Better for Humans?

Jeffery B. Greenblatt, June 20, 2017

Both the Moon and Mars have been on spacefaring nations’ radars for the past several decades, with NASA shifting back-and-forth between the two destinations, it seems, almost every time Washington leadership changes. But what are the differences between the two worlds with respect to long-term human settlement? Is one superior to the other? SpaceVault invited Emerging Futures to answer this question quantitatively, considering multiple aspects of human life support and the needs of a self-sufficient technological society in space. Results are summarized in a companion infographic at SpaceVault, and published in detail here.

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