Secondary Hazards

Overview

Overview

Secondary hazards are generated from primary hazards, causing extra downtime for mental and physical recuperation. These hazards, including equipment malfunctions and habitat integrity breaches, underscore the importance of understanding and mitigating secondary risks for the safety and success of human missions to Mars.

Secondary Hazards

Secondary Hazards are low default probability but their probability greatly increases during primary hazards.

Contaminated Ice - Contaminated ice on Mars demands extensive purification, potentially slowing water extraction and consuming vital energy, hindering life sustainability efforts.

Crop Blight - Growing plants on Mars is challenging due to limited sunlight, poor soil, and mechanical risks. Despite NASA's research, adapting to these challenges for sustaining life on Mars remains difficult.

Viruses - During Apollo 7, microgravity caused astronaut illness, complicating re-entry. Viruses persist in space, posing ongoing healthcare challenges on Mars.

Mechanical Failures - The natural environment of Mars causes wear on equipment, requiring maintenance and repairs.

Injuries - Astronauts face injury risks while establishing a settlement on Mars due to unfamiliar terrain, construction tasks, and unpredictable weather.

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