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17 Mars-Inspired Innovations

From Buildable Space Rovers to Martian Colony Architecture

— September 24, 2014 — Tech
With India successfully sending a remarkably low-cost satellite to Mars -- it cost less than the budget of the Hollywood space blockbuster 'Gravity' -- it's plain to see that Mars-inspired innovations are spurring people and organizations around the world to do great things.

Unsurprisingly, a lot of Mars-inspired innovations revolve around technology built to infiltrate and explore the red planet. The unique challenges of building machines able to withstand the Martian atmosphere have spurred a great deal of creativity among scientists and engineers, leading to inventions and innovations with potential for use on Earth itself, let alone Mars.

Mars has always been the subject of humans' curiosity ever since we became aware of its existence, and despite the increasing amount of knowledge available to humans, our fascination for the red planet hasn't diminished. In fact, the ability of the Internet and multimedia in general to spread knowledge has led to an increase in infographics, films and other initiatives that spread knowledge about the red planet.
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Road-Ready Mars Rovers
Road-Ready Mars Rovers
This Amazing Earthbound Replica of the Curiosity Rover is for Science
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Live Rocket Constructions
Live Rocket Constructions
The Curiosity Cam Lets You Sit-In on NASA's Latest Project
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Mars Landing Sequence Videos
Mars Landing Sequence Videos
The ‘7 Minutes of Terror’ Clip Reveals NASA’s Plan
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Modular Electronic Building Toys
Modular Electronic Building Toys
Little Bits' Space Kit Was Developed in Partnership with NASA
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Inflatable Flying Saucers
Inflatable Flying Saucers
NASA's 'Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator' Inflates Like a Puffer Fish
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Curiosity-Encouraging Videos
Curiosity-Encouraging Videos
'Cool Things to Find' Parody Encourages People to Be Inquisitive
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Planetary Travel Estimates
Planetary Travel Estimates
'Distance to Mars' Calculated Just How Far the Red Planet is from Earth
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Martian Living Cost Infographics
Martian Living Cost Infographics
This Chart Details the Money It Would Take for Living on Mars
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Planet-Reaching Laser Systems
Planet-Reaching Laser Systems
NASA's New Laser System Could Reach Out to Mars and Jupiter
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Buildable Space Rovers
Buildable Space Rovers
The NASA littleBIts Space Kit Lets Children Recreate the Mars Rover
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Retro-Inspired Space Tourism
Retro-Inspired Space Tourism
Intergalactic Travel Bureau Posters by Steven Thomas is Adventurous
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Martian Colony Architecture
Martian Colony Architecture
The SpaceHabs Project Aims to Visualize a Human Colony on Mars
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New Rocket Propulsion System Brings us Closer to Mars
New Rocket Propulsion System Brings us Closer to Mars
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Online Space Data
Online Space Data
Microsoft and NASA Are 'Out of This World' Competition For Google Earth
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Extraterrestrial Discoveries
Extraterrestrial Discoveries
Liquid Water Found On Mars, Lunar Embassy Rejoices
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Personal Satellite Assistant: Orbits Astronauts on Spacewalks
Personal Satellite Assistant: Orbits Astronauts on Spacewalks
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Underwater Space Camps
Underwater Space Camps
Nasa Neemo Marks its 14th Underwater Mission
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