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Bruce Mackenzie

Co-founder, MarsU

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Bruce Mackenzie

Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Mars University, Cofounder and Board Trustee, Summer 2020-Present

Mars Foundation, Founder and Director, 2005 - Present

National Space Society Massachusetts, Director, 1990 - 2007

Draper Labs, Engineer, 1994-1997

Bruce Mackenzie advocates low tech “homesteading” to live on Mars. He originated the concept of Masonry structures on Mars, using regolith (dirt) to hold the internal pressure.
Bruce has been active in the National Space Society since the merger with the L5 Society.
He served multiple terms on the NSS Board of Directors, chapters committee, local chapter, multiple chapters web support, and other duties.

Bruce is the founder of the Mars Foundation, an NSS affiliated organization, dedicated to
education and research on settlement of Mars. His special interest is the use of in-situ materials, such as production of plastic and masonry from the Martian air and dirt, to build habitats and 3D printing for Mars Settlement.

Other activities include:
Mars Society advisory Steering Committee, AIAA local council,
Space Studies Institute, SEDS, Mars University,
entrepreneurial ventures, software engineering, aerospace engineering, cad
development, gps receivers, and, would you believe gun launched satellites.
But, the most fun were:
Mars Settlement designs, space elevators, and the use of rotating space
tethers to establish industry on Luna and export Lunar materials,
and intergalactic settlement.

Bruce lives near Boston, USA, with his spouse and 2 grown children.


Research Areas

Mars Settlement, Architecture, Construction, and In Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU)
Mars Homestead, Orbital Settlement, Steroidal Construction, and 3D Printers

Solar System Resources, Inter-planetary Economy and Trade, Starship
Greenhouses for space and Mars, Space Settlement Technologies
Space Elevators, for Mars, Phobos Luna, Earth, Asteroids, Rotating Tethers for orbital transport
Unusual Space launch and orbital technology

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