|Mosaic image taken on Jan. 4, 2004, by the navigation camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit|
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Friday, 10 January 2014
These four people will be responsible for building the next colonised part of Mars for the next group of successful colony members and throughout all of this, they will be alone, dealing with such things as Engineering, Medical, physics, architecture, various science fields and many other factors to support them and their colony throughout the first two years. When the next group are sent, they will be sent with further supplies to do the same for a further four to be sent 6 years after the first four. This repeats, until I presume, funding runs out.
Can it be done? Can this rightfully be called a colony? Why hasn't procreation been looked at further as yet? What are the implications of this project and is it right to let 24 people do this knowing they can’t come back.
A few days ago I wrote a blog about researching this topic. As the days have gone on I have to say I have more questions than answers but over the next few weeks I plan on finding more answers to these questions.
This topic is very complex in terms of financing and technology available so I will be working on several blogs regarding different key areas. The Mars One Timeline Key areas to be critically analysed are as follows :
Crew selection and Training
Mars-bound Demonstration Mission
Crew departure and Landing
Each of these is part of Mars one own road map to the success of the project, there are other steps however these areas are ‘standard’ for any exploration project and do not raise moral or ethical, philosophical or psychological questions. The areas above however need in-depth understanding and further detail in order to conclude whether this project will be any of the following:
I have listed several of the websites I have taken much of my information from and will be adding to this list as I analyse each factor.
I hope you will join me on my journey to assess the Mars One Project.
Bibliograghy with links
In-text: (YouTube, 2014)
Bibliography: YouTube. 2014. MarsOneProject. [online] Available at: http://www.youtube.com/user/MarsOneProject [Accessed: 10 Jan 2014].
Picture is Courtesy of Nasa.com and is the mosaic image taken on Jan. 4, 2004, by the navigation camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit. It shows a 360 degree panoramic view of the rover on the surface of Mars.
Friday, 3 January 2014
The technology required to a return journey is not available so it would be impossible to bring them back. There are several other crucial factors in this project which I will be looking into, such as surface radiation, Psychological impact to the applicants and skills needed to run such a small colony.
I find the concept fascinating but dangerous, very interesting but I doubt it. I am hoping to gain a lot more insight into this and give a full analysis of this topic based on information gained.
Stay with me as I journey through this project to find out just what it entails and whether it is feasible.