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Originally posted by kinglizard
I don’t think the ISS would be a good candidate to transport astronauts to Mars, unless they were able to produce artificial gravity by spinning the ISS on an axis. The trip to Mars is likely a two year trip and the weightless effects on the body would destroy their ability to do anything useful when they reached the planet.
Originally posted by rufi0o
i have recently heard that the russians and some members off the mars society are appealing to change the vision of the space station into something more exceiting and productive.
Instead of finishing the international space station which has accomplished hardly any of the visions which were declared, a number of different sources including the russians have appealed to turn the space station into a space faring ship which would have the ability to travel to mars. what are your feelings about this proposal?