OK, so these homes aren’t ready for sale just yet, but the winning entries of the Thingiverse Mars Base challenge did get us imagining the possibility of earthlings inhabiting other planets.
Below are some conversation starters to help you “launch” your own conversation on this interesting topic.
Do you agree that the idea of humans living on Mars is a “fascinating concept?” Why or why not?
Would you want to live there? Or is there another planet you’d like to live on? Which one and why?
Imagine you could design a home to live on another planet. What would it look like? (feel free to draw a picture). Who would you take from Earth to live with you?
Mars One, which is mentioned in the article, plans to send people to live on the Red Planet in 2024, even though they can likely never return to Earth. Some people think this is a bad idea What do you think?
Do you think there is a need to explore the potential for living on other planets? Why or why not?
Exploration is often seen in a positive light. Can it have negative consequences? What sort of responsibilities might explorers need to keep in mind?