Physics presentation help

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in my physics class i was tasked with designing a project of my choice that had to deal with physics mechanics. the project i chose was to design a plan to create structures on the Planet mars. I'm just having trouble what factors I'm going to need to include (within the bounds of a freshman in college's knowledge of physics) to complete this problem. some things i thought of were mass of the materials needed to bring to the planet along with the required force to send a rocket carrying that mass plus the ever decreasing mass of the fuel needed to complete the mission into space, distance from mars at a given time, gravitational force on mars, force required to lower a module carrying the materials onto the planets surface at a safe speed, strength of materials and what kind of material to use to create a structurally sound as well as radiation resistant enclosure on the planet, etc. if you could think of any other factors that i left out/revise the ones I've already listed that would be great!

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Homework Statement


in my physics class i was tasked with designing a project of my choice that had to deal with physics mechanics. the project i chose was to design a plan to create structures on the Planet mars. I'm just having trouble what factors I'm going to need to include (within the bounds of a freshman in college's knowledge of physics) to complete this problem. some things i thought of were mass of the materials needed to bring to the planet along with the required force to send a rocket carrying that mass plus the ever decreasing mass of the fuel needed to complete the mission into space, distance from mars at a given time, gravitational force on mars, force required to lower a module carrying the materials onto the planets surface at a safe speed, strength of materials and what kind of material to use to create a structurally sound as well as radiation resistant enclosure on the planet, etc. if you could think of any other factors that i left out/revise the ones I've already listed that would be great!

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Have you researched what NASA has planned so far for such a mission? That would seem to be a good place to start... :smile:
 

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