DailyDirt: Planning For A Mars Colony

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The Martian is inspiring some re-vitalized enthusiasm for manned missions to Mars. Along with the discovery of liquid water flowing on the surface of the red planet, science fiction combined with actual science is making space exploration sound cool again. However, there are still plenty of harsh realities for manned space exploration. Men have walked (and driven) on the moon, but beyond that, it's unclear how much anyone really benefits from having people touch the surface of another moon or planet -- without a plan to stay there and accomplish even more significant tasks. Becoming an interplanetary species sounds like a nice idea, but it's not a pressing issue to actually do it -- and we probably won't be ready for it until we can actually set long term goals (ahem, and pass budgets on time). After you've finished checking out those links, take a look at our Daily Deals for cool gadgets and other awesome stuff.

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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Oct 2015 @ 8:00pm

    Re: Re: I plan on retiring on Mars

    Who secretly were the grocers! What do you think they were investing in?

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