Over recent months there has been a lot of talk about manned one way trips, flyby etc. to Mars in the main they quite far fetched ideas from private operators. Even the US President and NASA despite the recent cuts have proclaimed that a manned mission to Mars is still high on the agenda. Talk is cheap the challenges that face a manned mission to Mars are many and in the main some of the technology required has not even been invented yet let alone that fact that currently we can just about get to the ISS. We all know the main challenges that need to be overcome but has anyone considered how much of a problem Martian dust is check out this link:
So add to the list of new technology requirements a hoover!