Mars colony construction: NASA 3-D-printing robots may build the first human settlements in space.

The Army of Robots That May Build the First Human Settlement on Mars (Video)  

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July 9 2014 12:58 PM

How Do We Build the Mars Colony of the Future? 

These 3-D-printing robots may be a start.   

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With Elon Musk and Mars One promising to put colonists on the red planet sometime in the next decade, NASA is trying to figure out where they'll stay once they get there.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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