Nomad: Terraforming Mars

By:  | March - 12 - 2013

Honorable Mention
2013 Skyscraper Competition

Antonio Ares Sainz, Joaquin Rodriguez Nuñez, Konstantino Tousidonis Rial

The global increase in population, its concentration in cities, and the development of emerging countries lead to a big increase in energy need. The Earth has undergone dramatic climatic changes, which have been linked, by a large consensus, to greenhouse gases (GHG). The concentration of GHG in the atmosphere directly affects the global temperature, with potentially global, dramatic consequences. Without any doubt, it is indispensable to define an objective of maximum emissions, in order to limit problems in the future in the Earth.

The Project Nomad goal is to change the atmospheric and soil chemistry of Mars to make it hospitable for human colonization.

The concept is to build nomad factories that use Martian minerals to create complex carbon greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere. The project has two main phases: (1) Blue Mars and (2) Green Mars. The Project Nomad has been designed to complete Phase One – we know how to warm planets, our main goal is terraforming Mars from a cold, dead planet into a warm, vital planet with green forests, blue oceans and a sustainable ecosystem.

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