Great News for a Mars Colony!

lotr10

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I've seen this movie and it doesn't end well for us:


With the Perseverance safely on Mars, now collecting rock and soil samples from the surface, it’s now time to plan the next stage of the mission: the return of the samples to Earth. The Mars Sample Return mission will be an unprecedented one in the history of space exploration, marrying decades of scientific knowledge and with cutting-edge technology. It will comprise separate, coordinated robotic missions requiring NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) to combine their expertise.

A NASA lander will first deliver a fetch rover along with a Mars ascent vehicle (MAV) to the Martian surface. Once the samples (prepped by Perseverance) are picked by the rover, it will be loaded into a canister and transferred to the MAV, which will lift off from Mars and carry the samples into orbit.
 

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lotr10

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It's a sign of progress that we're getting into the details or practical living & traveling in space:

 

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BlackHawk

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Anti-Matter may power our journey to the stars. Just don't blow us all up with your research guys:

And yet another science thingy that I don't understand: antimatter.

It's amazing how much we know about life, the universe and everything (apologies to Douglas Adams), but also how little we know. Maybe the ultimate answer truly is 42.
 

lotr10

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Space tourism is taking off.


Hopefully they'll get those Martian sightseeing helicopter rides going by the time we get there.
 

BlackHawk

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Space tourism is taking off.


Hopefully they'll get those Martian sightseeing helicopter rides going by the time we get there.
Per article: "The cost per flight? $200,000 to $250,000."

Children 12 and under: $125,000. Must be as tall as Marvin the Martian to ride.
 
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