Economic Analysis for In-Situ Resource Utilization on Mars in Support of the Generation of Rocket Fuel and Potable Water; A Discussion of the Socioeconomic and Political Obstructions to Water Purification Technologies in China

Lessanu Mequanint
For decades, engineers have looked to solve problems on Earth and in space. My work aims to improve technology utilization and efficiency both in space and on Earth. For the technical project, my team designed a process that would produce rocket fuel on Mars, inspired by the idea of a Martian “gas station” for long distance space exploration missions. For my STS project, I analyzed the obstacles that stand in the way of the adoption...
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