Topic - SpaceX and Mars Colonization

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  357d
There is no such thing as a space religion. Science isn't about beliefs. It's about objective fact proven through reproducible experimentation and research.
  357d
Going to the stars is objectively good for humanity.
  357d
Once we attain the ability to reach for the stars, the constraints on space and resources on our species evaporate almost instantly once we get past Alpha Centauri.
  357d
Provided of course, that those resources can be transported in a timely manner and humanity doesn't grow too fast or beyond it's means.
  357d
The only question now is the morals. Are we obligated to maintain Earth? Are we obligated to solve the worlds problems before we consider exploring the stars?
  357d
Or can our time in space give us the tools we need to fix those problems in the long run anyway?
  357d
lol....we can't even get to the moon.
  357d
Start the Dyson Swarm. Become a K2 civilisation. Dismantle Murcury for material, and preserve Earth for posterity, if not strip it for parts.
  357d
We can get to the moon. We can do a lot. Who wants to fund it is the real matter.
  357d
it should be pretty lucrative... hopefully
  356d
It is lucrative. Large initial cost is the only problem. There is a space construction company already though. They hope to make a space station as an intermediary stop.
  356d
oh cool! haven't heard of it. link? they hope to build on the moon/mars?
  345d
Dammit, saw their website the other day and couldn't remember where you asked for the link. Should have been obvious it was this topic. I never remember their name.
  345d
They hope to build a space station in orbit around Earth. They want around fully commercial station for stopping in orbit before going to Mars, or the Moon.
  344d
lol, no worries. oh cool! hope they'll have a food court 😜 but srsly that sounds like a good first step to starting a business in space.
  206d
  206d
Anybody else notice we have better pictures of pluto than of earth.
  206d
I've noticed the opposite.
  182d
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  76d
Wanna know more about **Starlink** - unlikely space travel is on my time table ( like EVERRRR), so what is a difference between Starlink and OneWeb beside number of satellites?
  76d
Competing services I guess. It will be interesting to see what each offers.
  41d
One of the better launches. Launch and land in the fog.
  24d
Beautiful footage of the last Falcom Heavy launch.
  12d
The challenges that SpaceX have are huge. They have overcome a lot and created a new standard.
  8d
Humans have failed to create sustainable closed ecosystems on earth so far....just sayin'