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Old August 15 2013, 10:03 AM   #21
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Re: Self-sustaining Mars colony?

R. Star wrote: View Post
Eh, if there's just a "few years" warning, we're probably screwed unless you think Armageddon(the movie) is realistic. Maybe we'd get a few dozen people over there but that's about it and their self sufficiency would be in question to put it mildly.
I think the discovery of a medium-sized asteroid en route to hit Earth in ~2 decades would be, ultimately, a positive event: in 2 decades, the asteroid would be deflected and there would exist a substantial space infrastructure.
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