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Why couldn't humans colonize space?
Because any child conceived and born in space is likely to be born
sterile. Scientists at NASA say that the high levels of radiation in
space would kill any female fetus' lifetime supply of eggs, while
males in the womb would likely become sterile. The child could also
suffer "mental and physical defects" from exposure to harmful
Couldn't spaceships protect against this kind of radiation?
No. These are no ordinary protons, but high-energy proton particles
from galactic cosmic rays. We on Earth are kept safe from them by our
atmosphere and magnetic field, but astronauts in space remain
Has anyone had sex in space before?
It's not clear, says Jason Mick at Daily Tech. Both NASA and the Russians refuse to reveal if their astronauts had ever attempted "zero-G docking maneuvers" in space. The only couple to have traveled together into space — husband and wife team Jan Davis and Mark Lee — remain tight-lipped about whether or not they "got their stellar groove on."
Would the same issue affect colonists on Mars?
No, says James Walker at Gearfuse. The atmosphere of Mars would
likely give some protection against these rays. All of which suggests
that the problem is "more of an issue for colonization outside of the
solar system." Just so long as the astronauts "practice
self-restraint while hurtling toward the Red Planet," the human race
might be able to procreate away from Earth after all.
Originally posted by badw0lf
Why don't we just take the atmosphere with us!
And A super large magnet in the middle of the IIS would solve the other thing.
Lots of air, c02, and all the others funny bunny numbered bits and viola! Safe as houses..
Floatin thru space, couldn't be easier..
They need to empoy me at NASA.. grrr
Originally posted by ChaosMagician
I, personally, don't want to live anywhere that doesn't have an ATMOSPHERE.
... and I certainly wouldn't be creating any new life that would also be spending his days wondering if he would be able to take his next breath... Thanks but No Thanks. I thought we already looked at space colonization as a temporary situation. Perhaps I was wrong.
Originally posted by jazzguy
sure we can colonize space ,first lets get rid of Nasa.
Originally posted by RestingInPieces
They just need to put shields up. Hell, if that article was written 200 years ago it would simply state "We can't mate in space because we can't get there".
Originally posted by TheOneElectric
This post won't be like my usual:
Are you retarded? Anyone whoever says anything is out of humanity's reach is always proven wrong. We find solutions to all things in our way. Case closed.
Originally posted by The GUT
So...that's why them little bugger Grays look so funny, can't talk, and are preoccupied with hybridization. Who knew?
Interesting find OP.
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Give humans a habitable planet in the goldilocks zone and nature will find a way.
Gold is a better shield against harmful cosmic rays.