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It's been more than four years since Elon Musk first revealed his audacious plan to lay the foundation for a city on Mars. The SpaceX founder and leading Martian real estate evangelist will give an update on his interplanetary opus Friday at this year's virtual Mars Society convention.
Elon Musk to share latest moon and Mars plans with Earthlings today
SpaceX has conducted a few short flights of Starship prototypes and launched several hundred Starlink satellites for its broadband service that Musk has said will help fund his Martian ambitions.
Musk will speak on Friday, the second day of the convention, at 3 p.m. PT. (It was previously set for 4 p.m.). You can register for free to attend via Attendify or Zoom, and the video feed is also accessible via Facebook and YouTube.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
Erm, I don’t hate the guy just the cult that thinks his ideas are any good (they aren’t).
So, I listen to the announcements, then make up my mind.
And seriously, this asshat is not part of the future that I see.
Yes. Asshat. Dude is an effin’ idiot. Sorry folks.
originally posted by: billxam
a reply to: Bluntone22
I'd imagine the crew quarters will have water between the inner and outer hull to keep the nasties out. It's all very interesting how the technology is progressing which begs the question - what the hell has been the holdup for the past 50 years?
What were some of the hardships the pilgrims faced during their trip across the Atlantic and the first winter at Plymouth?
The Pilgrims faced many hardships during their journey to Plymouth and through the first winter in the New World. First, there was little space aboard the Mayflower for its 102 passengers and additional crew members. Areas below-decks were cramped and dark, and passengers had little personal space. Many passengers were seasick. All the passengers needed to use a chamber pot for a bathroom, and if the weather was rough, they were not allowed to go up on deck to dump it out. For 66 days, passengers endured these small, smelly spaces. Additionally, there was little food and water. Many passengers, including children, drank ale.
The troubles of the Pilgrims did not end when they reached America. Initially bound for Virginia, the Mayflower went off course and ended up landing on Cape Cod first, before finally settling in Plymouth (known then as Plimoth). The weather was much colder than what the Pilgrims had prepared for and the first winter was devastating. The Pilgrims struggled to build homes, and many families crowded into the few homes that were built. Food was scarce, and many Pilgrims starved to death that first winter.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
It’s more just the nasties.
Just look at the effects of being weightless on the human body.
Food and water will be a huge problem.
Dust on the moon.
Sand storms on mars.
NASA is still looking for a working toilet.
Staying on Mars may turn out to be the real issue. We know how to handle micro-gravity for a couple of months, but we have zero knowledge about how the human body adapts to reduced gravity of Mars at 0.37g.