A Conversation for The Exploration of Mars

Before we go to Mars...

Post 41

Researcher 236224

For that matter, why not just build a prototype underwater? When you're underwater, you need basically the same things you would need in space. (e.g. air, food, cable, etc.) We already have the transportation to and from down to a science, all that really is unkown is how you would go about living there. Being actually on Earth would also make it easier to rescue the test subjects if anything went wrong.

Before we go to Mars...

Post 42

NuclearConfusion -Not a lot of money in the revenge business

Tell that to the guys on the Kursk * oh, wait, they didn't make it. Anyway, the prototype was origionally Biosphere 2. Out in the American Southwest, built a self-sustaining ecosystem. But then they made a movie about it (Biodome) starring Pauly Shore and NASA scrapped all involvement in shame.

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Before we go to Mars...

Post 43


why build the prototypes under water when that causes considerable extra problems and there are quite a few near-martian habitats available on earth.

there are already test habitation modules deployed and manned in a few different locations, and usefull things are being learned from them.

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