Mars Science City designed to cover 176,000 square meters of desert outside Dubai, to develop technology to colonize the red planet.
The Martian city will have the size of more than 30 football fields and cost approximately $135 million.
Jonathan Eastwood, director of the Space Lab at Imperial College London, explains about the city:
“I think the biggest challenge in terms of a sustained presence on Mars is not the engineering [or scientific] challenge, but the human [and] personal one.
So not just to answer the question about how do you survive, but how do you thrive?”