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CDS researchers conclude that Mars colony could survive with fewer than two dozen people

Mason researchers from the Department of Computational and Data Sciences calculate minimum number of astronauts needed to build and maintain Mars colony.

The data scientists – Edgar Arguello, Sam Carter, Cristina Grieg, Michael Hammer, Chris Prather, Clark Petri, and Anamaria Berea – describe their findings in a preprint paper titled "An Exploration of Mars Colonization with Agent-Based Modeling."

The following news outlets covered their findings: