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Pre-colonize mars using 3D house printers.

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posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 01:19 AM
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So, i came across this the other day: www.youtube.com...and the first thing i thought was, damn, they should send about 10 of these to mars along with a couple www.automatedfoundry.com... units years before any human presence. An entire colony could theoretically be completely built before colonization. All the human occupants would need to do is erect wind generators hook everything up and bam, instant habitation.


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posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 01:30 AM
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originally posted by: V22tech
So, i came across this the other day:[yvid]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvid] and the first thing i thought was, damn, they should send about 10 of these to mars along with a couple www.automatedfoundry.com... units years before any human presence. An entire colony could theoretically be completely built before colonization. All the human occupants would need to do is erect wind generators hook everything up and bam, instant habitation.



Lemme fix that for ya



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 01:31 AM
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yep thanks



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 01:53 AM
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Why do i feel like if this was ever to be possible it would be highly toxic to live in something like that...



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 02:22 AM
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No more toxic than cement buildings in use today.



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 02:30 AM
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You have to understand that Mars has a whispy atmosphere of carbon dioxide and this would affect the expansion of the materials. To build a 3D printed building would require the highest specifications to keep a sealed environment. The only way to do that is to first build the living modules here, send them to Mars, land them near one another and connect them, each one self-contained. Once we send humans, they can connect the ports together and test for integrity. That is the only way for now.

We will never "terraform" Mars. It has no dynamo core to produce a magnetic shield against solar radiation. It does not have enough gravity to hold on to a significant mixture of breathable atmosphere. Even if you produce "green house gases" , they will escape to space.
My theory/plan would be to build a colony deep in the Valles Marineris canyon, where we can use the walls as building blocks/structure and build a biodome.
I don't hear any scientists talking about this since this region is three times deeper than the Grand Canyon.
Am I thinking crazy?

Kratos...



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 02:48 AM
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Yeah i know about the lack of magnetosphere and atmosphere, but there is water there. the units would have to be shipped with the rest of the concrete chemicals except for the rocks. Robotic ships sent in waves would still be the best way to go about it. Maybe send a few cargo ships just laden with concrete making materials and just crash a bunch of them in one spot so the 3D builder can just sit on top of the debris filed and build the hab units.



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 02:58 AM
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I will bet my best horse that you can build concrete on Mars, without sending any raw materials over. The water is there, the soil is there, but.....not enough atmosphere.

The place is a few levels above the Earth's moon when it comes to atmospheric pressure. The 3D constructed structure needs to be vacuum sealed and sealed against the vacuum. Go figure!!!!

A 3D printer of what you are envisioning will not exist for another 30 years.

Kratos....



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 03:35 AM
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originally posted by: V22tech
So, i came across this the other day: www.youtube.com...and the first thing i thought was, damn, they should send about 10 of these to mars along with a couple www.automatedfoundry.com... units years before any human presence. An entire colony could theoretically be completely built before colonization. All the human occupants would need to do is erect wind generators hook everything up and bam, instant habitation.



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posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 06:04 AM
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Why not build these houses on THIS planet before messing another one up? There are millions of homeless people throughout the world, or do we ignore that fact in favour of elitest colonisation?



posted on Apr, 25 2014 @ 06:29 AM
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We will initially need to live in the ice and underground for protection from the sun and other radiation. Once we get an atmosphere up we can start living above ground but still heavily protected shelter. Then we need to bring Mars core back to life. One way maybe to tug large moon or asteroid into orbit around mars that can cause Mars center to heat up melt and hopefully generate a magnetic field. Then you can print houses to live in.



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