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Anybody knows lates development on Mars for human beings? Do u all think so that humans will be able to live on Mars after ten years???
Thanks,
Angela
 
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There is no way ppl will be living on Mars in 10 years. Pipe dreams.
We hardly know anything about the planet, let alone what types of houses would be best.
 
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well, i think geodesic domes would be the best dwellings. however, i seriously doubt we will be living there in the next 10 or 20 years.
 
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Guys guys....believe me ....I just came from there ...things are just fine........
 
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I always thought it would be really neat if we could take the excess CO2 from venus and move it to mars. then we could plant plants on both planets to make oxygen
 
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The reality of it is that even were we able to start terraforming mars, it would be a few millennia before the changes make enough of an atmosphere to survive. Thats not the worst part. Even after the terraforming is complete the atmosphere on mars would still be to thin to go out wandering without an air tank. Not to mention the fact that the temperatures would still be too cool to be comfortable.
It will be at least 30 years before we could set up some kind of a habitat for semi-continual human presence on mars.
Ahhh...but it is good to dream!
 
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Originally posted by Jeff Tveita:
The reality of it is that ... it would be a few millennia before the changes make enough of an atmosphere to survive


But Arnold did it in under a minute in the movie. You mean the movies aren't real? Oh, yea and next I suppose you'll tell me there really aren't green ogres that run around and save princesses.
reality as I know it is ending

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Originally posted by Jeff Tveita:
The reality of it is that even were we able to start terraforming mars, it would be a few millennia before the changes make enough of an atmosphere to survive...


I read somewhere that it is more like 300 years, IF they can find vegetation that can live on Mars. But, for you and me 300 might as well be a few millennia.
The international space station is supposed to be used as a base for long range human space travel. The idea is to build large space craft in orbit, to save the need to escape earth's atmosphere and re-entry. As far as when human's will be on Mars... let's hope NASA gets over the faster, cheaper kick. They're failure rate has skyrocketed faster than their spaceships. My guess 20-30 years.
 
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yea, in my post above i was going to say "in 10 or even 50 years..." but something made me change it to "10 or 20 years." i doubt anyone will stay there for and extended period of time, but i would not be surprised to see someone land there in the 30 years you predicted, Ray.
of course, we all know they really did not land on the moon... it was all done in some sound studio in Kansas or New Mexico.
 
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I thought they shot that in area 51. Oh yeah, now I remember that place doesn't officially exist and the government would never tell us something that isn't true!
Seriously, politics will have everything to do with how soon we go to Mars. I think space is the new military frontier and more resources are going into that than exploration. That will siphon off a lot of funds.
 
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> I thought they shot that in area 51. Oh yeah, now I remember
> that place doesn't officially exist and the government would
> never tell us something that isn't true!
Actually I believe the US government has officially acknowledged its existence. Heck, you can see photos on the internet - here. Enjoy...
 
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Good one Jim

Heck, you can see photos on the internet ...


that's right up there with Rays...

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Check out this news article about the Russian Mars effort.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1371000/1371037.stm
 
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I feel that humans are a virus and we just wanna move to a different planet after we have done killing this one, so I guess Mars is next. Life is going to be real tough, after a fews years from now, than it is now, more compititon, killing and all other kinda stuff. I hope that things dont get ....real bad during my life time.........not that I wanna die soon!!!
 
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Kid: Considering that there is no life on Mars (that's been found yet, well, perhaps some microbes), there is no point in going there just to kill it off.
Everyone: The problem with going to Mars is that you need a self-contianed airleak-proof envioronment built. The BioDome project tried to simulate that, but it was mocked and it didn't succeed. That is, they kept needing to add air. You make a mistake like that on Mars and there's no air to add. Unless you ship it in. Better be a slow leak.
The biggest progress in that respect is the Ecosphere, developed by Nasa, advertised through various Science stores. It's a little globe that contains water, shrimp and plants so that it's self sustaining, as long as it gets light.
My prediction: We won't be going to Mars for at least 20 years, and that's only if we put a full-force effort into it like the moon-shot. The Russian effort is predicting 14-19 years from now, so I guess I'm somewhat close to what they are thinking.
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[This message has been edited by Paul Ralph (edited June 07, 2001).]
 
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Originally posted by Angela Jessi:
Hi,
Anybody knows lates development on Mars for human beings? Do u all think so that humans will be able to live on Mars after ten years???
Thanks,
Angela


10+ yrs if the particle drive being developed at MIT works...
We all will not know for a few year though...
It's a concept... If it only works...

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