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Do you beleive in people going to Mars to live?

I know Musk is trying to make it happen, but do you really think it'll happen?

Do you think it's possible?
If it were cheaper, would you volunteer to live in mars?

I don't understand how that's gonna work.

Gotta ship everything from Earth?
My head is spinning
tallpowerhouseblonde · 31-35, F
If we stay on Earth our survival probably is low.An ELE event such as an asteroid impact could wipe us out.We need to be a multi planet species.Survival probability then becomes high.Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have ambitions to set up permanent colonies on Mars.Their ambition was never to be rich it is to look for engineering solutions.The next generation of space vehicles will get us to Mars.The main problems on Mars are the thin atmosphere and it's core stopped spinning which meant that Mars lost it's magnetic field.Those will be very difficult to overcome for future colonists.
We can go beyond Mars.The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter has a vast quantity of raw materials.Enough to cover all of Earth with a building 8000 stories tall.
nightjourney · 26-30, F
I mean they won't last long. Humans are meant for planet Earth
[@1226970,nightjourney] yup or in spaceships lol
nightjourney · 26-30, F
[@967051,Darksideinthenight2] haha the ozygen 🗣🗣🗣
[@1226970,nightjourney] lol well maybe I could used some of ur oxygen u can used mine to when u need it haha
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
It's not going to happen any time soon. No one likes to talk about the dirty little secret that will prevent us from getting there. The radiation on the interplanetary trip will kill the crew. There's no way to protect from it. Even on Mars, you'd have to live underground as Mars has a very weak magnetic field and is bathe in radiation.

No one talks about it because there is no solution.
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
[@74847,Amylynne] I agree. I think the answer is some sort of electromagnetic shielding.
REMsleep · 41-45, F
[@6578,HoraceGreenley] What you said is not 100% true.
There are solutions. Its probably going to happen within the next 5 years or so. At least a turn around trip
HoraceGreenley · 56-60, M
[@867436,REMsleep] No solutions that seem viable
ServantOfTheGoddess · 56-60, M
What would be the point? That Mars is already the wasteland that we are rapidly turning Earth into? 😢
checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
No, I think earth's resources should stay on earth. People are in need in all kinds of locations around the world, and society focuses it's energy on sci-fi, instead of food and shelter as a primary focus, inhabiting mars is bonkers in my opinion.
iamnikki · 26-30, F
[@1201531,checkoutanytime] couldn't agree more. just weird
Northwest · M
It is not inconceivable. Before that happens, a supply chain infrastructure must be in place, as relying on round trip supply runs from earth is not feasible.

Musk and a few others don't have the right vision. Bezos does, and one of the reasons he left Amazon, is so he can focus on architecting that infrastructure.

There are enough resources floating around in space, to provide what a small population will need, until better technology capable of terra-forming is developed.

This is not going to happen within our lifetime, probably need another 100-150 years before a rudimentary infrastructure is put in place.

At least one school in the US has established a degree program focused on space infrastructure. Who might hire graduates? Amazon, Boeing, etc.
Iwashere2 · 36-40, M
Of course it’s gonna happen. Yes,they have to bring stuff from earth. The goal is to build a self sustaining colony there and no I wouldn’t go. It’s a desert of rust,it’s cold and if you remove your helmet,you die
I don't think I'd volunteer. From Mars, earth will be a tiny spot of light in the sky. 9 months away, depending on orbit cycles.
Being that far away from home, and anything remotely normal, gives me the creeps.

There are obvious obstacles. That perhaps in time engineering will overcome.

But long before we colonize distant and hostile planets, there will be new and unforgiving lessons to be learned about the brutality of space.
Just as with Gemini 8. Challenger and Columbia; Soyuz 1, Apollo 1, and 13.

Thanks but no thanks, you can have my seat.
Ynotisay · M
It's nothing more than a fantasy that people feel compelled to believe. Is it conceivable that structures could be built over a VERY long time, at a tremendous cost, to keep EVERYTHING inside? Sure. It's conceivable. But shipping the kind of water that would be needed to sustain life and agriculture 255 MILLION miles away? It's just silly how he's convinced people that this is a tangible, realistic effort.
Dan88411 · 31-35, M
Have you the movie Total Recall? Probably not a good idea 😆.

nightjourney · 26-30, F
[@940086,Dan88411] movies don't lie lmao gotta watch this 😂😂😂
REMsleep · 41-45, F
Sure, its probably going to happen. I have followed several programs over the years that usually end up getting shelved due to funding or logistics but its now more possible than ever.
That is the new frontier and many will die in the effort. Its a harsh environment and not meant for human life.
But it will be exciting to watch.
I will never go to space at all.
Gaiia · F
Probably at some point some will be able to live there.
And in the moon.
Eternity · 22-25, M
It is entirely possible with technology that exists today; if we made it a high priority it could definitely be done. The issue is that is really the [i]only[/i] way that it could be done.

And we are not inclined to do that so it will probably be a while; once the tech becomes cheaper and new kinds are developed.
tenente · 90-99, M
not possible
i think we should put all billionaires and self professed philanthropists on a way way trip..
nightjourney · 26-30, F
[@327405,TheOneyouwerewarnedabout] hahaha ah when that happens tell him to put his will on my name..incase he doesn't come back 😂
Iwashere2 · 36-40, M
[@327405,TheOneyouwerewarnedabout] leave the money though.
There is a possibility that our first visit to Mars is going to be one way.
fun4us2b · M
Kim Stanley Robinson wrote great books about how this could happen
No I don't think it is really possible just a NASA pipe dream

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