Date of Award

12-2018

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Research Projects

Degree Name

Dual Degree in Master of Science & Master of Business Administration

Department

Systems Engineering and Leadership Program

School or College

Seaver College of Science and Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Charles Tang

Abstract

This project uses System Engineering principles to delve into the viability of different methods for Terraforming Mars, with a comparison between Paraterraforming, Terraforming and Bioforming. It will then examine one subsystem that will be integral to the terraforming process, which is the space infrastructure necessary to import enough gases to recreate Earth’s atmosphere on Mars. It will analyze the viability of Chemical Rockets, Nuclear Rockets, Space Elevators, Skyhooks, Rotovators, Mass Drivers, Launch Loops and Orbital Rings for this subsystem and provide recommendations for an implementation plan.

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