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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Aug 2017 9:56 p.m. PST

…by This Advanced Microgrid.

"SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to put a million people on Mars in the next century. They'll be ferried to the Red Planet on a fleet of spaceships that can each carry 100 or more people, and make their living in an environment bereft of oxygen and full of danger.

While you can't breathe the air on Mars, with some creative thinking you could bring in many of the comforts of home. Mars has great potential for energy generation. While its atmosphere is dusty, the sun's light reaches down to the surface, allowing for solar panels. And the wind that provides the driving force of erosion on Mars could be harnessed for wind farms.

The industrial manufacturing giant Siemens is trying to plan for this reality…."


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Cyrus the Great04 Aug 2017 10:38 p.m. PST

Until they open a door on a dig that unleashes an airborne virus that once inhaled changes them into bloodthirsty Martians!

Twilight Samurai Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 12:08 a.m. PST

Are the effects of low gravity properly understood yet? A million guinea pigs seems like a potentially massive medical problem.

Stryderg05 Aug 2017 1:28 a.m. PST

It's only a problem if it's reported as a problem…except for the people involved, of course. Page 1- "Martians shatter high jump record!" Page 7- "and bones."

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 7:18 a.m. PST

Enhance your calm, Twilight. This the expansion of the human race, not a vacation. You should see what percentage they killed off settling the swamp which is Virginia. Not to mention the first four colonies in California, and I doubt it was much better in parts of Australia. If we send a million people to Mars, and one in a hundred survives and thrives, we have a growing colony of 10,000 safely off-planet when the next dinosaur-killer asteroid strikes.

This is called winning.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 10:36 a.m. PST



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