I hope fully functionable Space colonies will be built within our lifetime

Calgary, Alberta
October 4, 2017 3:20pm CST
I am sure most of you guys do not want to leave earth for another planet or some artificial space city but there are people who wanted to live in them. I want space colonies to finally exist because the world's population is aggressively growing and having some people leave will ease planet earth. Also just in case something bad happened to planet earth like an asteroid strike or an Apocalyptic war, Humanity will stay alive thanks to the people who left earth. Mars is currently the most popular choice because it is near and easier to colonize as long as you have funds. There are type of Mars colonies they want to build. You can just google what they look like, The domed cities, Under ground cities, Tuna can colonies and Terraformed Mars. Tuna can colonies and Domed cities are the most attainable ones. Nasa Plans to build balloon cities in Venus, There is a part of the Venusian athmosphere where balloons can float forever. So yes Venus can be colonized despite of it's hell like state. The one that excites me more are the space cities like Stanford torus, dyson sphere and the carosel. Space cities are basically city sized or country sized space ships with artificial gravity.
What if an advanced civilization ran out of room to grow on their home planet? Their best bet might be to build settlements in space, so they could capture m...
8 people like this
9 responses
@kobesbuddy (75239)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Oct 17
I believe most of these ideas are only dreams, nothing to do with reality. Oxygen? sorta important. Temperature changes of over 1000 degrees? Hmm, this isn't something I'd be interested in.
2 people like this
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Oct 17
We already have space stations with people living on it. A large scale space colony is doable but the budget doesnt exist. It may not be in our lifetime but humans will eventually get there.
2 people like this
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
5 Oct 17
@kobesbuddy Yes being cooped up is a problem. To date the longest time for a person to stay off planet is 438 days done by Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov He said, "No need to say what we're longing for" Maybe he was talking about vodka? No I don't think it was vodka.
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (75239)
• East Tawas, Michigan
4 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker That space stations is an enclosed environment, which would keep a person indoors, cooped up.
1 person likes this
• United States
4 Oct 17
It sure would be advisable given the doom on this planet at this time. I would hope to see it in my lifetime too Albert.
2 people like this
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Oct 17
At this moment, Mars colony is the most realistic. The technology to build a dyson sphere is not there yet.
3 people like this
• United States
4 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker Yes so I heard that Mars would be most likely at this time.
1 person likes this
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Oct 17
@TiarasOceanView This may sound weird but a Mars colony is actually more attainable over an underwater city.
1 person likes this
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
4 Oct 17
Please remind me to come back to this post by leaving a comment because I find this stuff so very interesting. However, and please Dear NASA, you know I do love you but really you are so very silly. You make me laugh. Nice thinking though for my sci-fi story. Seriously? Great article thanks for posting it.
1 person likes this
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Oct 17
That is just me realizing my mortality fearing I may never witness the existence of these technologies. I felt like I was born way too early. Mars might be within our reach, aslong as it can get funding because the technology to colonize it already exist.
1 person likes this
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
5 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker I wanted to watch the video and finally did. I like how he postulated a theory, then shot it down. Some good thinking there. Yes I know what you mean we can project ourselves into the future well theoretical future anyway but not too far or we won't be able to actually live it. Still if we were able to get to be 100 years old what will it look like? I suppose once you plant and grow something it is considered colonization even if it is limited and under a plastic dome. That is what is needed besides energy, lots and lots of plastic? Ship it to Mars.
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
5 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker Don't you need to have organic material to have oil? Yeah well what goes on in Mars..its a long way off but something on a small scale might be possible. A very hostile place?
@jstory07 (135267)
• Roseburg, Oregon
5 Oct 17
I would like to see a colony on Mars in our life time. It would be so neat.
1 person likes this
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
5 Oct 17
Did you see the movie Bring Him Home starring Matt Damon. Highly recommended as it depicts a colony on Mars.
1 person likes this
@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
6 Oct 17
@cahaya1983 It was really good. He is such a good actor.
1 person likes this
@cahaya1983 (11120)
• Malaysia
6 Oct 17
@Bluedoll I like that movie!
@cahaya1983 (11120)
• Malaysia
5 Oct 17
I've no idea how close we actually are until we have to consider leaving Earth, but right now that's still something that I expect to see only in sci-fi movies.
1 person likes this
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Oct 17
Mars already have the technologies needed but doesn't have the budget due to wars.
1 person likes this
@Srbageldog (7716)
• United States
5 Oct 17
Maybe if the aliens ever reveal themselves, they can help us attain the technology to achieve this.
• Calgary, Alberta
7 Oct 17
@Srbageldog they dont want contamination on their ship.
1 person likes this
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Oct 17
People like Kardashian sisters,Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus will make the aliens stay away....
1 person likes this
• United States
6 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker Too bad the aliens don't just take them and dump them somewhere in deep space.
1 person likes this
@dogsnme (1264)
• United States
9 Oct 17
I don't believe space colonies will ever exist. It's a noble idea, I suppose, but actually implementing it will be far more difficult and virtually impossible than we want to admit. There is much more to consider than just funding. And as far as the issues you mentioned such as overpopulation and asteroids, first the danger of overpopulating the earth is WAY overblown and if an asteroid can obliterate Earth it can also do the same anywhere else. The universe is WAY too vast for us to ever understand, or colonize, or travel the way sci-fi movies and books portray it. Just my opinion.
@dogsnme (1264)
• United States
9 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker There is only one space station and there is a huge difference between space colonies and space stations. In order for that space station, and more importantly, the astronauts on that station to do their jobs and survive they rely on supplies from earth. Every time we send supplies to the space station it requires money, a LOT of money. Now consider if you build a colony in space or on some other planet you're talking about a lot more people, hundreds if not thousands or more, that will periodically need supplies to be sent to them from earth. The amount of money that will be required increases astronomically. Take in consideration that no other planet, at least not in our solar system is capable of supporting life like earth is. Earth has an abundance of resources necessary for not only surviving but also living that no other planet in our system has. So in order to live permanently in space or on some other planet you'll have to constantly have supplies sent from earth. It's a cool idea and it works great for sci-fi stories but in reality it isn't likely to be achieved.
• Calgary, Alberta
9 Oct 17
We already have space stations. I still believe space colonies will happen eventually when the funding comes, Space X is actually serious about it.
@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Oct 17
Me, personally, you're right - I would not leave earth for another planet. However I know you have had great interest in colonizing elsewhere for years . . . and I hope that your dream about this could be a big reality someday . . . and I hope to live to hear the news that you made it out there!
@much2say (53940)
• Los Angeles, California
6 Oct 17
@CaptAlbertWhisker Surely more funding goes into war support than the space programs now. Sad.
• Calgary, Alberta
6 Oct 17
@much2say There is suppose to be a Mars mission in 2004 but September 11 happens,
1 person likes this
• Calgary, Alberta
4 Oct 17
Without technology, Nobody will Survive living in Nevada and we now have people thriving there. I think the progress of space exploration is being stopped by one hurdle. War!
2 people like this
@quantum2020 (12040)
• Ciudad De Mexico, Mexico
10 Oct 17
It would be good to see space colonies built in the following decade. I read that there is a group already designing crops for Mars
• Calgary, Alberta
10 Oct 17
Mars is the most attainable at this moment. The planet free space colonies excites me more though