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Dubai: The UAE will build the first city on Mars as part of the 2117 Mars project in collaboration with specialised international organisations and scientific institutes.
The Mars 2117 Project was announced by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces
originally posted by: MrSensible
a reply to: neo96
I want Mars to be colonized by Atheists and form the United Federation of Humans, shedding all bonds of nationality, and any misplaced loyalty to race or religion. Once their secession from Earth is complete, they can catapult this whole stupid rock into the sun, and mankind can get a do-over on this whole "advanced civilization" thing.
I don't think one nation or a few different companies can do this on their own.
A handful of trillion dollar companies and technology and derivations from it could get it done.
Now, if we can develop new rockets that let's say, takes the trip time down to 3 or 6 months, that would just jump start the whole thing. A space race is good for America IMO.