DailyDirt: Colonizing Space

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

There have been several proposals for manned missions to Mars. Some proposals include a colony; most don't. It's obvious that animals have evolved to live on Earth and not in space, and it will take quite a bit of adjustment to get comfortable in a space colony of any kind -- whether it exists on the moon or Mars or just floats around somewhere in between. In any case, if we're serious about visiting other planets, we'll need to figure out how to survive the journey (and pay for it). Here are just a few links on the topic of colonizing space, even though no one has a complete plan for how to do so. After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

Filed Under: astronauts, iss, lunar base, manned missions, mark kelly, mars, scott kelly, space, space colonies, space exploration, valeri polyakov
Companies: jumpstartfund, nasa


Reader Comments

Subscribe: RSS

View by: Time | Thread


  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 30 Jul 2015 @ 8:13pm

    The Frontiers of Tomorrow

    We are creating our own replacements in these new places on new worlds. Colonies always struggle to succeed and then to break free from the oppressive parasitism that modern governments have become. The mortality rate is high but freedom is worth it. Sign me up.

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • This comment has been flagged by the community. Click here to show it
    identicon
    Dirtclustit, 30 Jul 2015 @ 10:01pm

    Can't Think of a Bigger Waste of Money

    Then sending people to Mars. The only reason NASA doesn't claim to go to the Moon anymore is because now days any Joe Public person can easily obtain or already have optics powerful enough to visually observe a landing on the Moon's surface.

    Missions to Mars like the roving hoax is just a distraction, and hoaxes like the "asteroid" that exploded over Russia amounts to acts of extortion in order to get funding. Most of the world have no problem with space exploration, we just want the agency that does it to report back as scientists, and not science fiction aimed at distracting our minds with expensive pipe dreams

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

    • icon
      Mason Wheeler (profile), 31 Jul 2015 @ 5:25am

      Re: Can't Think of a Bigger Waste of Money

      Umm... who exactly are you accusing of exploding a fake asteroid over Russia in order to extort money for research grants?

      reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]

  • icon
    Mattmon (profile), 31 Jul 2015 @ 5:40am

    It's obvious that animals have evolved to live on Earth and not in space

    No they didn't. They were intelligently designed by God to live on Earth. And God doesn't want to create animals that can live in space.
    (/sarcasm)

    reply to this | link to this | view in chronology ]


Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Close

Add A Reply

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here



Subscribe to the Techdirt Daily newsletter




Comment Options:

  • Use markdown. Use plain text.
  • Remember name/email/url (set a cookie)

Follow Techdirt
Insider Shop - Show Your Support!

Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Advertisement
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads

Close

Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.