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Mars, Home Sweet Home

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Thursday, Jun 22, 2017

    Journalist Stephen Petranek describes in detail, the way humans will live on mars in the future. The craziest part, he predicts we will get there by 2027. This is a bold statement, but then again who would have thought ten years ago that we would be walking around with computers in our pockets that are powerful enough to do essentially anything we want. Petranek backs up his wild statement by solving the main problems of life on mars: food, water, shelter, clothing, and oxygen.

    These things are so easy to come by on earth, sometimes I forget that they’re the basis of life. I never have to worry about whether I will be able to find enough oxygen to breathe that day, or whether I will be able to find a jacket to keep me from freezing. Petranek even goes on to say that we may one day be able to change Mars’ atmosphere to more suitable conditions. Mars has an average temperature of negative eighty one degrees farenhiet and is made up of eighty two percent carbon dioxide. Believe it or not humans already may possess the technology to fix both of these glaring problems. Mars may be millions of miles away, but it may just be home soon enough.
    By: Thomas Wallace, College of Engineering
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