In the process of research on what we take to Mars from the Habitat for Deep Space project, those elements begin to appear that a priori we reject, but are an indivisible part of the human himself, an (in) visible baggage, usually unconscious but physically tangible: bacteria.
Starting from a HABITAT FOR DEEP SPACE project that contains and wants to expand, a project with a “colonizing” spirit, BACTERIAN CARTOGRAPHY arises, after recalling the colonization of America that began in 1492 to introduce these small beings. Only 100 years after the arrival of the European colonizers to the American continent, the indigenous population declined between a 75% and 90%. The root cause of this decline was not the confrontations, servitude or exploitation to which the indigenous population was subjected. Along with the European colonizers were even more experienced colonizers, pathogenic microbes (bacteria and viruses) that depleted the indigenous population.
The colonizers in turn possessed improved microbiomes, that had been reinforced, over the centuries, by a process of unification of the world's microbiome, originated in the West (Europe, Asia and Africa) due to the commercial dynamics that cumulatively affected, for which they had a strengthened immune system, which was not threatened by contact with the indigenous peoples of America, favoring their colonization.
When I entered the microbiological world out of curiosity, in an amateur way, I assimilated that the spaces that surround us are full of fungal and bacterial communities. This broadened my curiosity even more, especially about bacteria.