MAN OVER ROVER: WILL WE EVER SAFELY SET FOOT ON MARS

Gray and White Robot

“We’ve been there, just not as humans.”


THE RED PLANET

The planet Mars is the fourth planet away from the Sun, right behind us at third. Even though Mars is a terrestrial planet we are unable to inhabit the planet for a number of reasons. Number one, the oxygen on the planet is less than 1%, so we would die fast. Another downside is the extremely cold temperatures that could cost us our lives. The average annual temperature is around -64 degrees Fahrenheit (-53 degrees Celsius), and can reach as high as -199 degrees Fahrenheit (128 Celsius). And on top of this surface chemicals, UV Radiation, and low pressure systems. Below is a video of scientist views of what man must do to prepare a Mars visit. This video was created from a live recording at the Viking 40th Anniversary Symposium in July 2016. To watch the original talk please visit:http://bit.ly/2bk1PGk

WHY GO?

Now, your initial question might be, “Well what’s so interesting about Mars that we would want to visit?” For starters, we have already visited the Moon, now we have to travel to Mars just out of curiosity alone. But another more obvious reason is that have a rover that has been moving about the planet collecting information for years now.  One of the main goals for collecting information is seeing how much, if at all possible, the idea of life existing on Mars from a microbiology standpoint. Humans will have to wait to visit for some time because of the health effects. The below video is an explanation for what the rover can do on Mars. → ©National Geographic

ALL THE POSSIBILITIES

Once we are able to work over time how the planet operates, the we can start to reach deeper into our minds to figure out the possibility of building on Mars. Now the rover alone cost $2.5 billion. Image result for BUILD ON MARSSo when you’re talking about building an actual lab on Mars, you’re talking close to in no $100 billion or more. And when I say building a lab, I mean something like the photo to the left. And that is just the setting up of a lab, but what about the colonization. That is something that will take even longer to happen. When you’re talking colonization, in the distant would be 500 years to 1,000 years from now. A video documentary below explains the idea of colonizing Mars. The video below is from http://www.documentaryvideosworld.com.

 


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MISSION CONTROL: HOW LONG BEFORE WE HAVE A FULLY FUNCTIONAL STATION ON THE MOON

Astronaut Standing Beside American Flag on the Moon

“Learning about space from space.”


OUT OF THIS WORLD

Our planet Earth is one amazing planet to live on. It is the only place that is at least within our ability to travel, able to sustain a diversity of life. Everything from bacteria to animals, to plants and ourselves as humans. We are what you would describe as in the Goldie Locks Zone for life to sustain. All the great things that had to take place to put us in this place are truly amazing. But now that we know so much about this planet, what about understanding other planets. And yes, we already possess a large volume of knowledge about other places. But when will we  get to a place where we study space in a lab like that on Earth from space.

STATION SETUP

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

We already have stations in space, but what I am referring to as it pertains to stations, is the ability to have rovers drive from actually building structures to structure in space. In an article written back in 2016 on the Market Watch ← website, it was reported that the cost of a single trip to the moon is $7 – $10 billion, with an additional $28 – $52 billion in spending for a space station. The photo is of an idea from the website how the station could look in the future.

WORKERS

As far as the employment for the building of the station. How will you train people to build on the moon? It’s not like here on Earth where oxygen is in the air for breathing and gravity keeps us stabilized. You’re talking a whole new host of challenges when trying to build on the moon. Or, do we use only astronaut engineers for the job that will aid in machines building the station and the engineers just making sure the mechanisms work properly. But think about the ability to us to actually use non-astronauts to build. It opens a whole new opportunity for job creation in the future.

HARVEST

Along with building a space station, what about other experiments that could take place on the moon for people on Earth. What about the idea of horticulture that Corn Field during Daytimeserves as a means for seeing what could grow on the moon. And since countries already have joint ventures in going to space, this could be something that countries come to together for a greater good project. Imagine the possibilities of animal, chicken, cockerelutilizing another planet just for countries to grow crop to sustain life on Earth. If the science is worked enough, you’re talking an abundance of food that could aid in decreasing hunger here on Earth. Even the idea of raising livestock could come into play based on experiments from space stations on the moon.

AT A STANDSTILL

Even with all the cool possibilities of building on the moon, you have a few factors that could stop these dreams. You have the extremely high cost that countries just don’t have, as well as the dangers of building. That is when Murphy’s Law comes into play, things can and will happen. So there will be years and years of studies and experiments on Earth before ever stepping foot on the moon, must less bringing equipment and materials for building.


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