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Welcome to Marspedia!
The collaborative resource for building a colony on the Red Planet.
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Marspedia's mission is to cover everything we will need to know how to do on Mars to set up colonies, as well as related efforts, designs, and business models that may eventually lead there. Construction is underway and you can help!

Featured Article: Mars 2020

Mars 2020 Rover - Artist's Rendering

Mars 2020 is a Mars rover mission by NASA's Mars Exploration Program with a planned launch in 2020.

The as-yet unnamed Mars 2020 was announced by NASA on 4 December 2012 at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. The rover's design will be derived from the Curiosity rover, but will carry a different scientific payload. Nearly 60 proposals for rover instrumentation were evaluated and, on 31 July 2014, NASA announced the payload for the rover. read more

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When you add comments to User_talk pages, please sign using <br>-- ~~~~, this automatically adds your signature and a time and date stamp in UTC like so:
-- MikeD 09:15, 18 May 2007 (UTC)