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Biosphere 2’s Lessons about Living on Earth and in Space

Table 3

Replenishment rates (percent of the internal atmosphere per year) to maintain the atmosphere of a human habitation/crop production facility on Mars with varying size holes. Methods of leak rate calculation and table from [28, 33].

Hole diameter (mm)Volume of Mars base (m3)
100 m31000 m310,000 m3100,000 m31,000,000 m3

0.146.34.630.4630.0460.005
0.218518.51.850.1850.019
0.51,15811611.61.160.116
14,63446346.34.630.463
218,5351,85418518.51.85
5115,84611,5851,15811611.6
10463,38546,3384,63446346.3