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Old 02-05-2019, 04:15 PM
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Again, I'm in. :thumbup:
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:36 PM
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I think the longterm solutions for humans living is space is genetic and/or customized physical modifications to their bones to stop the degradation without need of exercise or gravity. Since besides that I haven't seen anything else that requires earth gravity. Rotating ships could easily get away with say 1/2 or some portion of earth gravity. All the benefits of having a down, while also appearing super strong.
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:04 PM
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I figure that once humans adapt to a zero, or low gravity environment, they will develop a physique more like that of a Chimpanzee, or perhaps Gibbon, where all four limbs are capable of reaching, and grasping and such.

As for the OP question, I will be willing to travel to Mars when they have First-Class passage.
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I think the longterm solutions for humans living is space is genetic and/or customized physical modifications to their bones to stop the degradation without need of exercise or gravity. Since besides that I haven't seen anything else that requires earth gravity. Rotating ships could easily get away with say 1/2 or some portion of earth gravity. All the benefits of having a down, while also appearing super strong.
Radiation is also a big problem for long-term space living.
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Old 02-05-2019, 11:02 PM
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I have read about, but don't know the full feasibility, of large space habitats dealing with radiation through processing and applying dried fecal cubes to the outside of the station to absorb radiation. In the same way I could see storing a consumable like water in an outside skin to absorb the radiation while also having a second use.
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applying dried fecal cubes to the outside of the station.
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Where do we ever get shit?
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I have read about, but don't know the full feasibility, of large space habitats dealing with radiation through processing and applying dried fecal cubes to the outside of the station to absorb radiation. In the same way I could see storing a consumable like water in an outside skin to absorb the radiation while also having a second use.
I'm sure it's a surmountable engineering problem, but if you add to that all the other life support stuff required it just sems to me that getting biology to live in space (or other planets) is mostly an expensive vanity project.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:19 AM
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Indeed. Robots really are the life of space exploration. Autonomous robots at that, given speed of light communications is already a problem with Mars let alone an outer planet. Humans in space is really more about our species needing to go everywhere and touch everything... and probably try to have sex with it.

Although it's much much more feasible than some had assumed when space flight began. Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, didn't have control of his craft just in case being in space made a man go mad or hallucinate or otherwise lose control of his facilities. In the odd event he needed to input commands he needed a passcode to unlock the system. There was a real fear that the nervous system somehow needed gravity to function and in continuous freefall would short out.
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So, Mars One Ventures is now bankrupt.

Mars One Foundation still exists.
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Everybody probably already heard about it, but

Opportunity did not answer NASA’s final call, and it’s now lost to us


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Late Tuesday night, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory sent their final data uplink to the Opportunity rover on Mars. Over this connection, via the Deep Space Network, the American jazz singer Billie Holiday crooned "I'll Be Seeing You," a song that closes with the lines:

I'll find you in the morning sun
And when the night is new
I'll be looking at the moon
But I'll be seeing you

The scientists waited to hear some response from their long-silent rover, which had been engulfed in a global dust storm last June, likely coating its solar panels in a fatal layer of dust. Since then, the team of scientists and engineers has sent more than 835 commands, hoping the rover will wake up from its long slumber—that perhaps winds on Mars might have blown off some of the dust that covered the panels.
It's sort of weird that people are turning all sappy over a machine, but ok, we're only human.
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To be fair, it was a p remarkable machine.
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Mars series on Netflix is awesome.
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I would rather suffocate on Mars than suffocate on Earth.
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If you're going that route, I'd say suffocate on mars with a pair of bone wings, extra set of arms or the lower half of a horse just to really fuck with future species exploring the archeology of mars.
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In a couple of hundred million years, humanity is long gone, having wiped itself out with nuclear winter, all the landers have been destroyed by meteor strikes, and an expedition by an alien species finds a lone Tesla roadster with a dummy in the driver's seat orbiting the Sun.

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