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By now, the majority of the public has seen the blockbuster movie The Martian, in which NASA astronauts discover they have been stranded on Mars for over nine months. 

In this movie, NASA’s mission to explore the Red Planet has been in the hands of the most dedicated team of scientists since the beginning of human history.

This mission has been a long time coming, but in the meantime, humans have been colonizing Mars for the better part of a century.

But the Mars exploration that we’re currently undertaking has the potential to transform our future, and it starts with the most basic of human needs: food. 

The most important question for humanity’s future is how we can feed ourselves. 

This article is a guest post by Rebecca S. Smith, a science writer and blogger with The Planetary Society.

You can follow her on Twitter at @rebsmith.