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What Living on ‘Mars’ taught me about Experiential Futures & Community Resilience on Earth

MAU Crew 1121 on a scouting mission (left to right) Aimee Valliere, Health & Safety Officer, Tarun Bandemegala, Engineer, Janet Biggs, Executive Officer/Crew Journalist, Ksenia Benifand, Commander. Image Source: Mars Academy USA

It’s Sol 17, 2050 on Mars. One of the first batches of settlers have just completed a terrain scouting and surveillance mission, they also finished their engineering check around their habitat. They are now ready to return back:

“EVA Lead to HabCom, permission to enter the airlock. Over.”




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Ksenia Benifand

Ksenia Benifand

Connecting with people through participatory futures & design to enable healthy, equitable, empathy-driven & sustainable planet.

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