Ctrl-Alt-Del: Good ol' Buzz knows how to deal with denialists
Benevolent Misanthrope: Because we will plan, we will construct from the moon of Mars, over a period of six to seven years, the landing of different objects at the landing site that will be brought together to form a complete Mars habitat and laboratory, similar to what has been done at the moon.And what happens when (not if) one or more of those objects is crashed and unusable? No - let's start with a habitat on the moon first, where people can come and go. As practice. Only when we understand the issues in a real way can we even think about a manned Mars mission.Also - I always thought the most important part of Kennedy's mandate was the "and return him safely to earth" clause. It betokens a basic respect for life and the idea that it is unthinkable to just leave someone stranded. When did we lose that?
ikanreed: They just take all that and obsess over missing stars, as if NO ONE would think to fake them. It's weird.
Somaticasual: Isn't it already basically an accepted prospect that we're not coming back from that first one? I mean, we had nearly 120,000 people sign up for a suicide mission - they're not going to have a shortage of takers.//that being said, someone named "phillip j fry" needs to be on that mission, just for the low-hanging fruit...
djscram: So they wrote a newspaper article about a Reddit thread?
Ishkur: Here's the problem with a permanent Mars colony:Everything we humans need to survive is here on Earth. Gravity, air, water, food, heat... everything. Mars doesn't actually have a sufficient amount of ANYTHING that we need to live, so we'll have to take everything with us. We would have to build an exact replica of Earth conditions on Mars and have it be self-sustaining and perpetually-sustaining in order to live there. We currently do not have the technology to do that, so any well-constructed and well-meaning colony is going to need massive re-supply shipments from Earth on a continual basis.And if you think that's easy to do, just remember that NO new world colony on Earth survived for much longer than a few years without constant supplies coming from the mother country, and Earth colonies didn't have things like air and gravity to worry about. A martian colony would be an order of magnitude more difficult to sustain.
Fano: He is the doorway.
Ishkur: Here's the problem with a permanent Mars colony:Everything we humans need to survive is here on Earth. Gravity, air, water, food, heat... everything. Mars doesn't actually have a sufficient amount of ANYTHING that we need to live, so we'll have to take everything with us.
farking_texan: The resources are there, we just have to harvest them.
Ishkur: farking_texan: The resources are there, we just have to harvest them.Annnd where are we going to get the magnetosphere from?
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