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The habitats can be printed by an industrial robot.

NASA held a contest to design a 3D habitat on Mars, and the winner is a vertical pod that can be printed in 30 hours

The winning design features vertical pods made from materials naturally found on Mars.

A top SpaceX engineer has revealed new details — and questions — about the company’s plans to reach Mars in 6 years

Paul Wooster, the principal Mars development engineer at SpaceX, revealed new details about Elon Musk's plan to colonize the red planet — and what it isn't yet planning to work on.

Having sex and reproducing in space comes with serious scientific and ethical problems. We may need to create a new species of human to make it work.

NASA and other space agencies — as well as individuals like Elon Musk — are actively trying to work towards settlements on Mars. But for a long term colony on Mars to be sustainable, we'll need to be able to have babies there. And that's complicated.

What it’s like to pretend to live on Mars for 8 months

NASA is studying how humans handle long-term isolation to be better prepared for possible future missions to Mars. Here's what it's like.

Elon Musk pitched Trump on SpaceX’s mission to colonize other planets

The SpaceX CEO was one of several tech titans who courted Trump in the early days of his administration, according to a new book by author Michael Wolff

A Las Vegas hotel mogul plans to send an inflatable space hotel into orbit around the moon by 2022

Bigelow Aerospace wants to send an inflatable pod to orbit the moon by 2022, with accommodations for astronauts and citizen space travelers alike.
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX.

Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX but has yet to explain how people will survive there

Experts are eager to know what life support systems SpaceX is researching to keep Martian explorers alive for years.
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX.

Elon Musk revealed a new plan to colonize Mars with giant reusable spaceships — here are the highlights

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, on Friday in Australia presented an updated plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.
Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars with SpaceX.

Elon Musk is unveiling a new plan for conquering Mars with SpaceX — watch his talk live online tonight

Musk is sharing a new version of his Mars colonization plans at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

Based on a study in mice, the risk of cancer on Mars could be twice as high as researchers previously thought.