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Aug6-08, 03:24 PM
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Quote Quote by Topher925 View Post
Personally, I think we should put the kabash on sending people to mars. First I think we need to work on terriforming it in the next 5 years and go from there. Terriforming, although we have never done it, will take a very long time and if we ever plan full scale colonization of mars, its gotta be done eventually.
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A more reasonable number would be 500yrs. How can we possibly create a working ecosystem on Mars if we cannot maintain the one we have here on earth? Far more important that sending cowboys in tin cans to nearby by barren rocks is leaning to live on the Earth. Any expedition to the solar system will be entirely dependent on supplies from earth so it is essential we be able to maintain a "home" base.