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Should We Colonize Mars Sooner or Later?

Existential threats to the human species (colloquially known as ‘x-risk’) come at three scales. The widest-scale risks would sterilize the solar system, at least, as a whole. 1,749 more words

Planetary Defense

Could Humanity Survive in a Future Colony on Pluto?

Formerly the 9th planet from the sun, now just a large dwarf planet: Pluto. As humanity branches out into space and begins colonizing other planetary bodies, some places like Mars or the Moon seem like logical candidates for the first colonies. 532 more words

Science

Aquaponics Will Be an Innovative Way for Humanity to Grow Food in Space

In the near future, likely within the next fifty years, the first human colony (or colonies) in space will be established. In the news, most of the issues you hear about with regards to space colonization are concerned with transportation, lack of sufficient gravity, or radiation. 439 more words

Science

A New Space Age

Space, and our place in it, is a big topic of discussion right now.

We have private companies vying for a place beyond our atmosphere, alongside governments attempting to position themselves for the future as our world continues to struggle with mounting population, resource and climate issues. 1,302 more words

Space: 1999

Elon Musk's Tunnels

Boring.

Well of course Mr. Musk has to drill tunnels. That’s the best way of keeping a million Mars colonists marinating in the oxygen they need–build tunnel, seal tunnel, add atmosphere.

Space Colonization

Reasons to seriously address Light Pollution

Since the dawn of humanity our ancestors have been able to look up at the night sky in its untainted entirety with respect and awe. The night sky must have been the biggest source of guidance, comfort and storytelling to those accustomed to only having campfires as a source of light. 1,012 more words

Astronomy

SpaceX is going to launch the X-37B spy vehicle.


US Air Force is currently in possession of two X-37B vehicle, that looks like a miniature space shuttle (these are unmanned though). Since 2010 each of them have been on two autonomic space missions lasting from 224 days up to 717 days. 105 more words

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