• This is for those who are convinced the earth is overpopulated. The ones who don't realize they can move to Monowi, Nebraska or Sitka, Alaska and be practically alone! But a good reason might be to prepare a waystation to the universe. On the off chance that carbon emissions actually are damaging the ozone layer or causing global warming it would make sense to launch spacecraft from Mars. Also for exploration and discovery. Maybe to raise or offset funds with recreational transportation funds paid by civilians that want to go. Or to determine the long term effects of life on Mars. Opportunists may want to try and section it off and sell it. Who owns Mars, anyway? Is it a matter of first come first claim? Homesteading?
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      Yeah, I have to laugh when people say things like "If we release too much CO2, we'll have to move to Mars," or, "If we deplete the ozone layer, we'll have to move to Mars," as if Mars's atmosphere has less CO2 than Earth's or Mars has a better ozone layer. Or when people say "Earth is too small for all of these people," as if Mars is bigger or has more resources or is more hospitable somehow. And, according to international convention, no one owns anything in space, but I think we both know how that'll work out in the case that someone *does* settle on another planet or on a moon or whatever.
    • Linda Joy
      That reminds me of Firefly. We can see how it worked out there!
    • notyouraveragedummy
      Does Mars have oxygen? Without that, it's not very useful for humans.
  • I'm sure Republicans would be right at home. They can invent their alternative reality or whatever reality they want.😈😆😅😄😒😓😔
  • How much of the earths natural resourse do you want to waste for no reason? Aren't we worried about emissions ? Watching the spaceX rocket take off it doesn't seam like we care about the enviorment? As Space Shuttle Columbia was reuseable it looks like spaceX have taken a step backwards? Has man ever travelled thru the Van Allen radiation belt ?
    • Creamcrackered
      No they haven't.
    • 11stevo73
      The Apollo missions ? Saturn V? something doesn't add up? Engineers do everything else better. they document everything by nature, along with nasa.
    • bostjan the adequate 🥉
      @Creamcrackered "No they haven't" - The inner Van Allen Belt stretches between 1000 km and 12000 km, and the outer belt 13000 to 60000 km. The moon is 384400 km away, much much farther than the farthest extent of the outermost Van Allen Belt. The Apollo astronauts experienced a rough equivalent to 4 CT scans worth of radiation from the Van Allen belts. While that's not really considered a dangerous amount, considering the short time they were exposed to the belts, it is a little concerning. You certainly wouldn't want to loiter there.
    • 11stevo73
      Where is all this technology we had 50 years ago why cant we do it again? Its all bs?

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