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Space Colonization

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Soviet.Kazak, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. GST_Nemisis

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    dude got burned.

    tourism is probably the only reason to go there.
     
  2. frostwhisper

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    That and the fresh air.
     
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    Hmm... Moon air... might be hard to market to scientists, who would get all bitchy about the lack of atmosphere and so on, but I think it could sell well.
     
  4. Soviet.Kazak

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    Some replies to the original questions, please.
     
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    Breaking news: Google is giving a 20 million dollar price to the first one who launches a unmanned rocket to the moon! Only $10.000 entry fee. Hey shall we join? :grin: Who's got $10.000 right now? Anyone? :grin:
     
  6. frostwhisper

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    Nah, sry, I'm out of small change.
     
  7. DarkDenizen

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    Ok, back to the original topic, I think the moon should be colonized first. It would act as a great jumping off point for further space exploration. Even though it's not that far out there, it would be a great place to test things that needed lower gravity. It could be used to snag interesting meteors that just missed falling into orbit. Blasting rockets off from the moon would require much less power than going straight off the surface of Earth. The moon could also be used (though this is kind of a long shot) as designated neutral ground for treaties, surrenders, etc. Hell, it's unlikely, but if we ever got attacked by space faring baddies, the moon would probably be a useful defensive facility. I say moon today, Mars tomorrow.
     
  8. frostwhisper

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    Exactly!
    Though I kinda disagree about the whole defensive facility thing. It will be much easier to overwhelm a lunar base than a heavily defended earth base with hundreds of those machines that work only on Earth.
     
  9. Hakeem

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    Yes, that moon dust is very bad. You need to specially design things to work on the moon.
    And I hear Mars dust is worse. :grin:
     
  10. Dr00d

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    I would go. Not much left on this world that interest me terribley...

    People coming to the colonies in the amreicas in 1500-1700's faced the same question. Some went for adventure, I sure as hell would. Mars sounds fun. =D
     
  11. Hakeem

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    The ocean and some caves are still unexplored, adventure there. (For now...)

    It sounds fun if it has life. Otherwise it's just a big desert.
     
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    Deserts have always seemed appealing to me... not sure why. Just the vast emptyness and unblieveible amount of stuff (normally sand =P)... hard to explain... but I like it.
     
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    The moon could also be an excellent source of valuable metals and ore. Since it's made of the same stuff as Earth (possibly), it should have the same ores. Mining bases could be built up there to keep us building new stuff for ages. We could even rebuild the moon, using its own parts.
     
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    and why should we live on a planet anyway? gravity is an annoyance. mars has too much gravity-it's not worth going there with people. the moon is better, but still only put miners there, and built space colonies from the metals. this even solves global warming- we get off earth and let it screw with itself. as for exploring the earth more, that's what crazy people are for. leave the idiots who are against things like stem cell research(because curing horrible dieseases is BAAAAD!), and bring out the ones who are brave enough to emigrate.

    the cowards never left and the weaklings died on the way.
     
  15. Hakeem

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    Yeah, lets leave pessimists too.
     
  16. MySpaceBarBroke

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    Yeah, who needs gravity? If I want to have my body fall apart, that's what I'll do, dammit!
     
  17. Hakeem

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    Cuz chemical bonds sure don't help.
     
  18. MySpaceBarBroke

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    Ah, whatever happened to not needing to know what a proton was? Guess you ended up using trivial knowledge?
     
  19. Hakeem

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    Hey, I didn't say I wouldn't use the information, but I know a lot of people that wont.
     
  20. MySpaceBarBroke

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    Just teasin'.