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Mining outpost

Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:50 am
by Watney
After the lunar colonies are up and running, necessary technologies have been validated and have become commonplace. You would set up a mining colony on an asteroid, hand the day to day operations over to a mining company (with a nice percentage going to you). Using the same 3D technology for the habitats that was used on the moon, you end up with a mining colony all set up on an asteroid. Just add miners.
These are simple units. Large enough to house the miners plus providing an infirmary, hydroponics, recreational facilities, storage facilities.
Now that you've built one, you now have a blueprint for building more. Again, handing the day to day crap off to someone else so we can concentrate on Mars!