Creating water and oxygen in Mars

This is the plan and implementation from the team First Humans on Mars (students in Robotics Club) for the “2018 PanHellenic Robotics Competition: Living on Mars”.

  • In September 2015 NASA announced that had strong evidence that there is water on Mars in ice form.
  • We could build power plants that would melt ice and rocks to create water and oxygen.
  • Furthermore power plants would emit greenhouse gases that could warm the planets atmosphere.

Students proposal:

  • A factory that conveys large ice cubes and rocks to a melting facility.
  • A water pump that transfers water to the human habitats (Building instructions)
  • The ice cubes are transported automatically (motion sensor)
  • The water pump stops pumping water when the water tank is full automatically. (tilt sensor)