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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Is Space For You?

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(Red Colony) What if instead of sending astronauts to the Moon and Mars for the sake of science and technology, we sent them there with the ultimate goal to build a permanent human settlement? And what if we made sure that as many average people as possible got a chance to at least visit one of these settlements (I mean actually GO THERE) instead of just letting astronauts and scientists go? [...]

And what if we made sure that smart and visionary business people got involved in the game right from the start to make sure that we created a whole new space economy in the process of settling these new worlds?

With the attention of the world focused on war, politics and everything in between, many people probably are asking the question, "Why should we focus on colonizing other worlds when we have plenty of problems on our own?" Although humanity has plenty of issues on planet Earth to resolve, space travel may help alleviate some of the shortfalls on this globe. Colonizing other worlds could provide humanity with a new source of minerals, resources and (better yet) an economy to market goods towards.

But if some still doubt the need to explore our universe beyond Earth's cradle, then perhaps an analysis by Kinshasha on the Potomac might provide "some insight."

(Jeff via KOTP) Earth is a single point of failure for the human race. There is no cost too great to ensure that if some disaster befalls Earth - be it natural or man-made - that humanity survives. I do not understand the attitude of people who do not agree with this or who are unwilling to support the development of the means to colonize, first the Solar System and, eventually, to expand to the stars. The only conclusion that can reasonably be drawn: they are dumber than rocks.

Humanity needs to colonize the solar system not just for economical issues or pure scientific enjoyment, but rather in an attempt to ensure the survival of our species. If any mayhem currently befalls our fragile world, then not only would humanity be unable to escape the impending doom (hint, hint) but the history of our world could potentially be wiped out without any notice from other beings visiting the planet (that is if they are out there).

Colonizing the lunar surface as well as the red planet is going to be hard, tough and expensive. But wouldn't such a feat be worth it if it guaranteed the survival of the human race?

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