I think Mars is preferable over the Moon for one very good reason: the existence of water. Ice appears to be more common on Mars in the temperate zones, whereas on the Moon ice seems to exist mainly in the polar caps.
It will also become necessary to decide on basic aspects of human social organization such as the nature of family structure and, when children are born, methods and content of education.
Originally posted by Telos
Few weeks back on History Channel or H2 (can't remember) was a lengthy show about the mission in Mars, what are the possibilities, options and how long it will take to reach it, stay there and come back. Everything is thought out in details and with the current technology and also what Mars offers, is possible for astronauts to live there without needing supplies from earth. They can grow their own food, extract their own water and especially their own oxygen. Greenhouse will be one of the ways. Educate your self before making comments of this kind...
Originally posted by AfterInfinity
Do they even allow vodka on Mars?
Originally posted by dorkfish87
One would imagine colonizing mars will to some extent include terra formation processes. Sign me up