The Gloves We'll Wear on Mars - Future Human - Medium
Édouard Urcades

Living on Mars - which Elon Musk predicts we'll do in some form by 2024  - will no doubt pose hardships and challenges. And there's going to be plenty of manual labor. It's prohibitively expensive to ship construction supplies 34 million miles, so the first settlers will do what settlers have always done: build by hand, with local materials.