It's bin' a long time, gettin' from there t' here - Space X

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Postby Animalmother » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:40 am

Plus can't they extract oxygen and whatnot from the ice on Mars? They could also send industrial 3D printers to make basic shelters and building materials. All a bit more advanced than we currently have but give it time.

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Postby Raid » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:08 am

3D printing tech would make sense for this sort of project, but it would make more sense if they could somehow synthesise whatever raw material they print using from resources they could acquire locally. The ships Space X are describing can only carry 100 tons of cargo, which isn't a huge amount if you're only getting one shipment every two years.

Plus, once they get established, Space X could team up with EA and start producing expansion packs with new printing patterns.

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Postby Mantis » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:10 am

The question is, would any one of us here sign up to go?

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Postby Marty Fuffkin » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:49 am

Being a commercial venture is doomed to failure surely?

Getting an oily crook like Brandson involved and you'll be paying for oxygen in no time. Sadly, in the current world climate, I can't see any group of countries stepping up and funding something like this.

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Postby DjchunKfunK » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:53 am

Jez wrote:
DjchunKfunK wrote:I'd rather we didn't have a corporation bidding to take over chunks of another planet, especially one with Musk involved, but the idea behind it is cool.


They might as well do it as anyone. Countries are definitely no better. Once they open up the path to mining these places it can only really be big industry that will forget the way.

Sadly.


At least with countries there is some accountability.
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Postby Animalmother » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:13 am

Except China that is. Look how they basically claimed the entire South China Sea and started building artificial islands, imagine that in space.

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Postby Jez » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:23 pm

Countries cant do this sad to say. Too much old history, resentment, and blood between them all to trust each other. China/Russia in particular nowadays look at Russia - for all practical terms they've invaded a sovereign country (Ukraine) and are fomenting a war in the middle east.

Nah. Least you know where you stand with industry. Money! And that knows few boundaries in terms of race and doesn't give shit fuck for history.

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Postby Snowy » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:27 am

Can they not fire Musk off in a probe ahead of time? Dribbling little man annoys me.
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Postby Lee » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:13 pm

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