President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam exhorted scientists to look towards Moon and Mars to meeting the impending shortage of metals and materials on the earth. Interacting with students of Sree Adi Sankara Institute of Engineering and Technology at Kalady in Ernakulam district yesterday, he said the scientists will have to set up factories in Moon and Mars within 20 to 40 years to tide over the crisis.
Turn to Moon and Mars for resources: Kalam Khaleej Times
Space enthusiasts debate modifying Mars for man Khaleej Times
Space enthusiasts are conducting a lively debate about whether to make the planet Mars habitable for human beings, or to leave it in its pristine state as a place hostile to life. Technology offers various ways to provide Mars with an Earth-style atmosphere and gradually warm it up over several centuries. The prospect recalls warnings from cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking that continued climate change on Earth may one day leave humanity no other choice but to emigrate to another world.