Will other planets be colonized by short humans?

Jun 2012
7,156
Malaysia
#22
I don't know any Tibetans, but we now have Nepali guest workers in our place. Kind of somewhat similar to Tibetans, I reckon, but with a bit more Indic lineage, perhaps.

There are some tall ones among them. I guess the smallness of the majority of them has more to do with many generations of inadequate nutrition than anything else.

They are stout though. I observe them constantly lifting & pushing heavier weights than the locals of comparatively similar size in the gym.
 

Naomasa298

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Apr 2010
33,143
T'Republic of Yorkshire
#27
Hi ho! HI ho, hi ho, it's off to colonise we go...

We do we need to take people at all? Just take genetic samples stored in stasis and a cloning/incubation tank. Fiid and air problem solved.
 
Jul 2016
1,190
Dengie Peninsula
#28
But what do you know what you are going to end up with?
And who is going to nurse them?
Good idea, but a bit more thought required, like get some going 20 years ahead of the rest?
 
Jun 2017
2,814
Connecticut
#29
Possible in a few centuries. Within the context of the Solar System I see our Moon and Saturn's moon Titan as better candidates and maybe other satellites. I don't think it makes sense to try settling any of the actual planets in our solar system and a lot of them don't have solid surfaces.
 

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