Will other planets be colonized by short humans?

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If you have a spacecraft with a limited amount of space and a limited amount of food supplies, it is - logically thinking - better to take 150 short settlers than 100 tall settlers (for example). Taking this into consideration, can we expect that in the future other planets will be colonized by short people, while tall people like me - and our genes - will be doomed to remain on Earth? Unless they take with them also hibernated children, genetic material or reproductive cells.

Is being tall a dead end of evolution? For example Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, was just 157 cm short.
 
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Sep 2012
3,751
Bulgaria
#6
You are talking about hypothetical generation ship where the duration of the interstellar travel is hundreds of years and 1st generation/ the original inhabitants would grow old and die, same with the 2nd generation and on and on until generation N reaches the final destination. This spacecraft should be big enough in the first place in order to maintain a stable environment for these multiple generations.
 
Jul 2015
70
Australia
#8
The Chinese are not exactly known for being tall.

Maybe this is how they managed to squeeze and fit more people into this one city (!), than all of Canada has inhabitants?:

Chongqing is a municipality so it comprises surrounding urban areas including smaller cities, towns and villages. Its area is roughly about the size of Austria.
The actual population of the city is around 8 million.
 

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