posted on Jul, 25 2013 @ 01:35 PM
I tried my best but have limited paint skills.
The idea is a chain between two points, one like a car antenna which can retract and bend with the chain on the inside of the antenna. On both ends
there are electric powered devices which can control the chain inbetween the two points for control so enough momentum can be gained but also in case
it would ever hit the surface due to miscalculations and demolishes some houses or area or in case it ever might snap. The figure isn't actual scale
ofcourse, I lack in the physics department so sorry for any headaches.
I used Petman for humor but any robot with arms and fingers which are mobile will do. Those will mine on for example Mars and build a factory there to
build more robots and eventually another slingshot construction to launch parts or pods into space for an advanced construction base or spaceship
construction yard. The spaceship will then fly back to Earth once it is finished. There's no need for a colony, it can all be done remotely and save a
lot of time and problems with gravity and gforces but also oxygen, food and waste. This scenario doesn't involve any heroes except for those who
remotely control some of the robots for the finer work like assembling the factory or other machines.
So, in a nutshell, catapult pods with robots to Mars, remote control those or program them in advance, then those can mine on Mars and build a factory
to construct more and a new catapult to launch pods in orbit of Mars so there can be an ISS like spacestation or better (without life support), from
there a construction site in orbit could be build to create a spaceship which can fly back and forth, eventually building a huge spaceship for use as
living space or when there are better engines.
The robots might be catapulted to other planets with possible resources or places to live with enough advanced calculations which theoretically can be
done with the use of computers. Then colonies might be build in advance and people would just have to be transported, in stasis if necessary or even
as DNA so at least our civilization might continue at it's current level of technology.
edit on 25/7/2013 by Dragonfly79 because: (no reason
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