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Originally posted by desdarien
This report I do not agree with. NASA should keep in mind that they still need to finish the international space station not worry about mars. For all that we know there could be life on mars that we have not found. We should worry about these matters first. I think that we should also try to find a way first how to get out of this galaxy an into another and survive the trip.
[edit on 2-2-2006 by desdarien]
Originally posted by sardion2000
I am all for this. Personally I just do not get the people who say we should fix earth first. Experimenting on Mars and Venus could give us valuable insight into how it all works, and we could take that knowledge and apply it on Earth. What a concept This isn't just about Colonization it's about increasing the capabilities and knowledge of Humanity as a whole, having extra real-estate is just a bonus IMO.
As for the lack of a magnetic field on Mars, well if the new Radiation shields on the ISS work out(think Artificial Magnetic Bubble) we could set out on an Engineering project like no other, and that is to create a Magnetosphere around large portions of Mars' surface. We probably would need ALOT of power to do the whole planet, so we should just pick the most strategic locations. Like places where there is lots of resources etc.
[edit on 5-4-2005 by sardion2000]
Originally posted by Xeven
Space is todays unexplored oceans. Were is a rich queen when ya need her?