Mars: The Next Frontier


Spring 2021

Tu, 7 - 8:30PM, online section of 59.24

This course will examine the possibilities of human space travel and long-term habitation of Mars. We will examine the technological barriers and potential engineering solutions to this as well as the implications of becoming a multi-planetary species. The class will broadly integrate topics such as: engineering, history, policy, and environmentalism. The class structure will revolve around discussions based on short lectures as well as a variety of guest speakers, videos, movies, and readings.

  • Adam Doll,
  • Spencer Kaplan,
  • Rebecca Simmons, Mechanical Engineering
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