REFLECT reflects Martian resources. Successful inhabitation on the second planet can be achieved only by utilising Martian materials and limiting inter-planetary transportation from the Earth. Ice and regolith are main focuses of the project.
REFLECT reflects topography. The ice masses are moulded by craters and flipping it to covert the craters, it provides us with liveable environment inside craters which is witness of Martian history.
REFLECT reflects Martian environment. The ice protect us from the harsh climate and harmful galactic rays, due to its high heat capacity and unique absorptivity of high energy short-wavelength radiation.
REFLECT reflects our behaviour. Heat from human activities melts parts of the ice masses and makes it shower beneficial rain, and create hydrological systems. Running out all shielding ice? It is up to us.
REFLECT reflects lessons from terrestrial developments. Mars colonisation sometimes associated with escaping from the Earth after irreversible climate change. What we have learnt from the situation is that the inhabitation of the second planet has to consider the fact that the awareness of interaction of human and environment is important to sustain our life and, moreover, cultural continuity. The water level seen at the water park and experiences in unique spaces inside the ice constantly give the notion to the inhabitant.