Demonstrate how liquid methanol can be made
from natural gas.
Build a system that demonstrates how
breathable air could be made on Mars by removing carbon diode from the
Marian air and increasing the level of oxygen.
Demonstrate a process of producing chemicals
needed to grow plants could be made from leeching Martian sand and rocks.
Illustrate how Meteorite fragments on the Moon
or Mars could be melted and processed to form steel, electricity
conducting nickel ribbons, magnets and other materials.
Invent some new chemical reactions that could
produce more hydrogen from water and other chemicals, using electricity.
Define some novel uses for
“scratch and sniff” micro-capsules.
Build your own small
liquid air generator. Show how pure nitrogen, oxygen, and other
gases can be removed from the liquid air by a process known as fractional
Experiment with a
special ceramic material that holds lots of water. Maybe show how it might
be used to reduce irrigation.
Demonstrate how a micro
sieve works to produce nearly pure oxygen from air. Come up with other
uses for this technology.
Demonstrate some uses
for micro capsules (scratch and sniff).
Illustrate a way to
extrude composite materials that could be used on a building site like
Build a working model
of a hydrogen/oxygen fuel cell. Illustrate how the devices are used on
Illustrate a metal
smelting process using concentrated sunlight as the heat source. Such a
process would be useful for new settlements on Mars.
Illustrate some methods
how carbon dioxide could be removed (scrubbed) from air that is breathed
by humans on a spacecraft or on a Martian settlement.
Make your own aerogel
cubes. Describe some uses for this new material.
Illustrate how some
more complex hydrocarbon molecules could be produced from the basic
building blocks of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide that can be
extracted from the sand and air of Mars.