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NASA's Mars Outpost to be a research base; we're a long time from a permanent colony

NASA's Mars Outpost to be a research base; we're a long time from a permanent colony

Joey Davidson

As NASA sets its sights on Mars, officials say they plan to establish an outpost on Mars. This outpost, according to NASA, will serve as a temporary accommodation for astronauts. It will not, despite some discussion suggesting as much, stand as a permanent colony. That addition to Mars, according to Chief Exploration Scientist Ben Bussey, is “a long way down the road. No one’s thinking...