The space odyssey of 2001 never came to pass. The Jetsons were just a cartoon. Nonetheless, some people are still trying to create human colonies somewhere off the Earth. There’s a lot to do for people who want to make these colonies a reality.
So, what are the aspiring space colonists up to? Not [...]
Part of the Mars One plan is to keep colonists alive by sending them regular packages of supplies to supplement their own colony-based projects to create and maintain supplies of water, air and food. What happens if one of those resupply missions is delayed by two years? [...]
Despite the many dangers and deprivations inherent in such a journey, large numbers of people have applied to join the mission to colonize Mars. Tens of thousands have entered their names as candidates for Mars One. [...]
Mars One yesterday announced that it is planning to begin a human colony on Mars beginning in the year 2023 – just ten years from now. [...]
Outer space is nearly infinite. It isn’t as if Portugal will gain all the mineral rights to other planets if the United States waits a while. [...]
The largest ethnic group in the United States is now people of German ancestry. So, what’s the point of legislation that demands that the government of the United States of America operates in English only? [...]
The place for humans to inhabit would probably be along the planet’s zone of permanent dawn, where the rays of Glieselight are low enough to avoid causing excessive heat. Plants, if they’re edible, could grow to remarkable size in such conditions. [...]