From domed cities to aliens: What would life on the Red Planet actually look like?
First of all, the rocket is too close to the people and other structures nearby to lift off without incinerating them.
Second, it lacks boosters, which means it wouldn’t be capable of making it to space.
Unfortunately, most exposed plants on Mars would freeze, McKinnon points out.
There would also have to be nutrient-rich soil and water for this plant to grow — presumably from a river that had once run down the side of this cliff.