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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 11:21 AM
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3. It seems unlikely that any such thing will happen.
We can't even manage to maintain a manned space flight program in the US. I don't see any hope for progress in space in the near future. It's so expensive a proposition that it's difficult to maintain support for it for the long period of time that would be required. Further, there are no known habitable environments that are accessible to us. In our own solar system, inhabiting any body other than Earth would require artificial support systems that, like all such systems, are sure to fail at some point, disastrously, no doubt.

Without a habitable place near enough to this planet for us to travel, all colonization projects are doomed to never happen. There just isn't the required popular support for such programs.
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