UBC Mars Colony is committed to expanding horizons, both physically and figuratively, as the team consistently does outreach to assist and nurture children in STEM education and to spark interest in this relatively new sector. This team was started from an idea in July 2016 from a single person, and quickly gained momentum when 200 people signed up in the first year. With the support of our university, the University of British Columbia, as well as the faculty of applied science, we were able to successfully join the ranks of the other engineering student teams at UBC.
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There are a lot of different areas to explore regarding the colonization of Mars, some being more feasible than others. Hopefully, in the future, we can begin combining some of the projects listed below as the team grows and matures.
Sabatier Fuel Plant
The Sabatier Fuel Plant Project aims to propose plans for a full-scale propellant manufacturing plant based on SpaceX's Mars mission architecture.
Mars Farming Project
The Mars Farming project started in October 2020 with the goal of providing a consistent food supply for crewed missions to Mars.
Our first highlight project was to design, prototype, and manufacture a functional and collapsible airlock.