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10 techs for future Martian settlers

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To celebrate Thursday's opening of the 16th Annual Mars Society Conference in Boulder, the Examiner takes a look at the top ten technologies required for people to reach Mars or live on its surface.

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This list is limited to technologies that already exist or are well on their way. To mount a human mission to Mars within the next 10 years, organizations like NASA or Mars-One must verify and apply these near-future technologies wisely. They can't afford to rely upon far-future science fiction solutions... and fortunately, as you'll see, they don't have to.

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