Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

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Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby clw_uk » Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:45 pm

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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby Mkoll » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:25 pm

Interesting. I'd be willing to bet that it takes longer than 10 years for us to get humans to Mars, let alone build a colony there. We haven't even
sent humans to the moon in over fourty years.

I wouldn't go as well.

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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:45 pm

No thanks. I can hardly stand being stuck in an elevator.
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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby daverupa » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:08 pm

I would have to cross-reference the situation with .

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Postby David N. Snyder » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:07 pm

Is this real? If so, then I would say the first residents should be young adults, no known health problems and they should be highly skilled with agriculture. The first thing that would be needed is to set up an agricultural system. And that is assuming that the Martian land is even fertile for agriculture. We don't even know that for sure do we?
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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby Babadhari » Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:59 pm

i wouln't go- the amount of money being poured into these 'cosmic dreams' would be much better being redirected to the poor and hungry people in third world countries to have irrigation systems and solar technologies .
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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby BlackBird » Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:33 pm

We shall see. I think it's unlikely they'll make their deadline, but it's gotta happen sooner or later.

I'm more excited about and the possibility for interstellar space travel. With solar sails, we have the potential to visit other stars within 20 years of a probe leaving earth, by their constant acceleration, scientists reckon a well built solar sail could reach speeds of 1/10th the speed of light. This is fantastic technology. Current models could reach Mars in a month, rather than 3 years.
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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby manas » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:09 am

Mars could be terraformed, to eventually create an environment suitable for human habitation. But that would most likely take hundreds of years. Still, a start should be made. Because it would be good to have an alternative planet for the human species to survive on, should the Earth be rendered uninhabitable by some truly cataclysmic event (major asteroid or planetary collision, full-scale thermonuclear war, etc).

Still, I wouldn't go either. And I hope they find a bunch of individuals who can all get along really well together...you would want really mentally & emotionally stable people for such an undertaking. The kind of person who could, if they had to, survive in a prison-like situation quite happily.

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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby Mkoll » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:34 am

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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby Kare » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:30 am

The Buddha has already been there - according to Rudolf Steiner:

http://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA130/ ... 18p01.html

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Re: Colony to be established of Mars by 2023!

Postby BlackBird » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:38 pm

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