Colonising another planet, what do you need?

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  1. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    You would need First of all An increased Life Span say maybe 50 thousand years.

    Or if you want a real Challenge, Try Terra-Forming a Low Class Planet and Manipulating a New Atmosphere/Ozone/Ionospere etc. Find a Way to Transport all of The Equipment and "Goods" Would be The hardest Task Maybe,

    I Think (Might be wrong) That a Planet needs Alot of Quarts and Crystals In it's Surface Layer And it effects The Atmosphere conditions. So maybe Transporting Minerals/Ore to the Moon first, Then The Seeds and Water etc. Try To Get a Little Bio-Sphere Going on.


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  3. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    Or AKA 900.000.000.000.000. Trillion+++++ Dollars.


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    One could have it backward, and actually be on the planet out in the remote wilderness already. It would be an incredible journey back to civilization....You would be like Mad Max, leaving the winged children's oasis. You would want to stay...."in touch".

    You would start your journey from stations already in near earth orbit. To reduce costs and ease of spreading out. Moon and Mars terra-forming are complex, tedious, and timely tasks.

    Better to build air-tight super-mega castles out of asteroids. Move them wherever you want to. (Theres lots of fresh water in the asteroid belts nearby -I use the word nearby loosely).
     
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    I couldn't live on a Sterile Rock without Terra-Forming lol. For me it's either bring nature with me or im staying here.


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    Keith said : "I use the word nearby loosely"

    But I think you used the word accurately. In space, geographic proximity is less important than energy and momentum considerations. If you compare a man on Mars wanting to get to Phobos, just over 9,000 kms away, with a guy in the asteroid belt wanting to get to another asteroid that is millions of kms away, the asteroid chappie has the easier task, since he does not have to fight a gravity well. So the other asteroid, in energy terms, is 'nearby.' Phobos is not.
     
  9. keith1 Guest

    Thank you, and I was serious. There's more fresh water in the asteroids than on the entire Earth. A lot more.
    Smaller asteroids could be tugged or spar-lined to location. Projects to be funded by mining operations. Only way to go if ones wants to go...

    And nature would have to come along...that's how big and roomy those mega-castles would be.
     
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    Keith

    I totally agree with you.

    I see little or no point in colonising Mars any time in the near future. But colonising space is another matter. We have made the first step with the ISS. However, we need to learn to tap the resources of objects in microgravity such as comets and asteroids. Using these resources, we build our giant space habitats.

    I do not think tunnels inside an asteroid will do, since we need gravity to stay healthy. With a habitat in space, we can provide spin for this. Hard to spin an asteroid. The excess mass of an asteroid would also be a problem when it comes to moving the space colony.

    Imagine a future where there were a number of giant, spinning, habitats in space, each with a large population (at least thousands), and able to travel to any part of the solar system to obtain resources. Travel times might be years, but that would matter little in a largely salf contained habitat.

    Eventually such a habitat might "strap on" a giant ion drive engine and accelerate off to Alpha Centauri.
     
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    I think The ISS is a good first step for conducting small opperations. we will need something much larger and sophisticated to advance further with exploration and population transportation. Some form of Super Space Station with Docking Facility/Fuel Depot to support a space Fleet.

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    I can not decide between this two.

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    What is the usefulness of these things?

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  15. EmptyForceOfChi Banned Banned

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    Many uses ^_^, Once you master the sword you master a new part of yourself.


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  16. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    WD-40 and duct tape will fix 43% of your problems.
     
  17. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    Do you have a source.
     
  18. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    yah, because we really need swords.

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  19. fedr808 1100101 Valued Senior Member

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    A part that's only good for decapitation.


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    well i already knew about comets and saturns rings. interesting that water exists so freely.
     
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    The Katana as a "Whole" Is responsible for much more than Decapitation. Yes a 7 Body Blade Can hew through 7 prisoners in a row. It also means a great deal more to the Kenshin and Samurai.

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    Irrelevent.

    The ending of a life is destruction. Someone as philosophical as you can appreciate the hypocrisy in attempting to save lives and improve lives with something who's sole purpose is to end them.

    A beautiful cataclysm. A hypocritical paradox. An anomalous repetition. A destructive creation. A devestating rebirth.


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