JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: COLONIZING MARS – ELON MUSK THE LATEST IN A LIST OF ADVOCATES – WHY THIS IS AN IDEA WHICH REALLY MAKES NO SENSE EXCEPT IN BOYISH FANTASIES   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

“Elon Musk: SpaceX can colonise Mars and build moon base”

Musk is a very intelligent man, so what can you say of such a nonsense assertion?

Well, it keeps excitement going and likely keeps speculative investors investing.

Mars is a totally hostile environment, making even the most polluted earth imaginable look cozy by comparison.

Mars offers zero promise of anything except maybe minerals which could be better exploited by robots.

Yes, there are always adventurer types willing to go anywhere, and in the days of the New World being opened, they were important.

But we already know Mars in remarkable detail from all our robots and satellites.

It has almost no atmosphere. It is incredibly cold. Its surface is a vast wasteland which makes the Southwestern American desert look lush, and it now turns out that it is poisonous too.

The only possibility of any life would be bacteria under the surface. Future robots are infinitely more suited to discovering it than people.

Posted September 30, 2017 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

LEAVE A COMMENT

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: