Elon Musk reveals grand plan to colonize Mars​



SpaceX CEO Elon Musk ​unveils his ambitious plan to inhabit Mars and shows a concept video of the interplanetary transport system he’s designing for the …

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  • September 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    I sooo much want this to happen, I want to see the first martian!

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  • September 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    Migrants will attach themselves to the boosters and get there before any of us.

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  • September 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    its gonna take more than COST to get there. What about intelligence? You can't be dumb and go to mars… you'd kill yourself, everyone else, or damage things.
    What about mental stability, and conforming to social norms. Last thing you want is a rapist or murder on mars.

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  • September 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    Guess who is going to pay for this? Yes the American taxpayer! Musk the king of publicly funding! Tesla would have went bankrupt by now if it wasn't for government (taxpayer) subsidies. This sounds cool and Musk is interesting and probably a nice guy but think about how this will be funded and then the enthusiasm goes down a few levels.

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  • September 27, 2016 at 9:28 pm
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    I'm just wondering about some of the fundamental issues of a trip to Mars and eventually settling there.

    For starters, are there resources on Mars that would sustain life and overall, an economy? Mars will need to be self sustaining after all.

    Secondly, how do they plan on tackling the issue of deep space radiation? I mean the van allen radiation belt is already an issue, what about deep space radiation exposure, is there shielding for that.

    Thirdly, there is almost zero gravity space and low gravity on Mars, what measures are there to tackle the effects this will have on the human body in terms of bone and muscle mass and structure…etc

    Fourth, Mars is freaking cold with basically no breathable air, will humans be subject to living in domes? If so, who is going to build those domes and with what resources (back to the resource issue).

    Lastly, if someone bought a ticket to Mars, is that a one way ticket or is there an option that they'll eventually make it back to Earth. I can imagine the psychological effects such a trip would have on any human being would be taxing.

    Just a few thoughts.

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