Mining iron on Mars to energize exploration base
Wed, 3 Mar 1999 19:27:02 EST

from NASA's expressnews:

Bringing Mars into the Iron Age - NASA scientists are developing ways to mine and process iron ore for energy production on Mars, creating technologies needed to support a human colony. A new idea, incorporating some techniques that are thousands of years old, uses Mars' iron to build antennas capable of receiving microwave power from space. Full story: