DailyDirt: People In Space

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Hundreds of thousands of people have already applied for a one-way ticket to Mars for the Mars One program to establish a human colony on the red planet by 2023. Funding for Mars One is expected to come from a reality TV show as well as sponsorships and donations — and even IP licensing from any technology it develops along the way. Mars One appears to have collected over $150,000 in donations so far, so there’s at least some interest in the concept (though the total cost for a Mars trip could easily be billions). Here are just a few more links on some other plans to get humans into space.

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Ninja (profile) says:

After reading about the Jupiter moon issue I’d say that the main issue we face nowadays to explore and settle in other worlds is energy. Once we find a source that can produce substantial energy using little space and resources (yep, nuclear comes to mind but not as it is today) then we will easily go anywhere. With energy you can recycle waste and effluents, you can grow food even in icy and dark places and many more benefits (if the planet has enough water then it’s a bonus!).

Once we reach that point all that’ll be left is the psychological issues of being isolated for long, not having sunlight at all etc.

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