That’s the premise of a new TV series made by National Geographic, called ‘Mars’, which aims to show what life could be like on the red planet.
In the run-up to the show’s release on Sunday, London’s Royal Observatory is hosting a Martian show home which has been built using materials as close to possible as those found on the red planet.
According to the script of the show, that is due to air on Sunday at 9pm GMT, the first Mars settlers will construct a bare-bones underground habitat in the tubes; over time, future missions would deliver additional materials, and the colony would expand, module by module.
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A platform above contains pots of plants, since humans on Mars will have to grow 20 per cent of their food, Mr Petranek told
The home includes a trap door that leads down to an underground area, where heaters and the machine that turns carbon dioxide, which 95 per cent of the Martian atmosphere is made of, to oxygen.