Could you live here?

photograph courtesy NASA

This is a picture taken of the Martian surface from Viking lander 1 (There were two Viking Landers). This scene shows a rocky field. Patches of drift material and possibly bedrock are visible in the distance.
Future Mars missions will learn more about the Red Planet and perhaps pave the way for the creation of a human habitat. We cannot take everything to Mars that is needed to sustain the lives of colonizers. Mars itself would need to provide most of the colonizer's needs. Does Mars now have everything we need?

Basis for this module courtesy:
Glenn Spinnie & Julie Sutherland
Silver Lake Elementary School
Federal Way, WA
Revised and modified by:
Rich Edgerton & Steve Coons
University of Washington
Lisa Poor
Bellevue School District