Will other planets be colonized by short humans?

Dreamhunter

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Well, what makes anyone believe that humans will ever be able to colonise any distant exoplanet at all, if they can't yet colonise Mars or even the Moon properly.
 

Dan Howard

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Well, what makes anyone believe that humans will ever be able to colonise any distant exoplanet at all, if they can't yet colonise Mars or even the Moon properly.
For the same reason why we have bases in Antarctica and orbiting the planet - technological progress. Just because we can't colonise another solar system now doesn't mean that we never will. We already have a base in orbit. We are using lessons from that to develop a base on the moon. The lessons from that will be used to develop a base on Mars. The lessons from that will be used for other bases in our Solar System. The lessons from that will be used to reach further out.
 

Dreamhunter

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It is now nearly 8 decades since man first landed on the moon. And what has actually happened since then?
 

M9Powell

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I remember reading somewhere a proposed method of colonizing mars was too have an all female crew with a large sperm bank. The sperm was multi-purpose, it would serve as radiation shielding & as protein besides it's normal use.
 

deaf tuner

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It is now nearly 8 decades since man first landed on the moon. And what has actually happened since then?
World changed.

A lot of the "space contest" was nothing else than that: a contest between the two superpowers. Once the "winner" was designed, funds were diverted elsewhere, on other priorities.

I suppose we'll see an acceleration these days: there's one, if not two new competitors, that are chalanging the "established leader". So probably, it will become again a priority, funds will reappear, and .... vroooom, here we go again..
 

Dan Howard

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It is now nearly 8 decades since man first landed on the moon. And what has actually happened since then?
Two permanently-occupied space stations for a start, and quite a few unmanned expeditions throughout the solar system. We simply don't have the technology for a viable human settlement on Mars. We might just be getting to the stage where a permanent base can be established on the moon.
 
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Naomasa298

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Two permanently-occupied space stations for a start, and quite a few unmanned expeditions throughout the solar system. We simply don't have the technology for a viable human settlement on Mars. We might just be getting to the stage where a permanent base can be established on the moon.