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Title should read - "China looking for ways to cover up the building of nuke sites on the moon" tongue.gif
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300 cubic meter cabin

I hope they can shrink that down. The space shuttle has ~70m^3 of human habitable space. The ISS is about 900mm^3, but it's assembled in low earth orbit though dozens of space flights. The whole lunar lander wasn't even close 300m^3. and it rode on the biggest **** rocket ever put into operation.

Algae might be fine, but radiation might be a problem if you try to grow veggies on mars, much less the moon.



Someone needs to go into space to breathe some life back into our space program, but farming in space next year... good luck with that.
Edited by brucethemoose - 12/4/12 at 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by 78@pwnt4lif3 View Post

Why all the hate on chinese people? We're all the same people. Human Beings. Anyone has a right to visit another planet. rolleyes.gif
The Chinese are respectable people more than you think and their culture. Don't judge the cover til you know them.

Exactly. I find it pathetic how everybody wants to hate on each other because they're of a different origin, it makes no difference to who you are.
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Why would anyone want to grow food on Mars...especially China

How about you grow food on Earth and feed the starving
Edited by WarMacheen - 12/4/12 at 1:45pm
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Originally Posted by DiNet View Post

And this how I know it is a lie before reading anything else.

Nothing implausible there...
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Mars' almost nonexistent magnetic field means that plant life will just be irradiated away.

No.

Many plants can survive the radiation levels detected on Mars without issue. UV would be a problem, but these plants are just going to be sitting on the surface of Mars, they will have an enclosure.
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Originally Posted by brucethemoose View Post

I hope they can shrink that down. The space shuttle has ~70m^3 of human habitable space. The ISS is about 900mm^3, but it's assembled in low earth orbit though dozens of space flights. The whole lunar lander wasn't even close 300m^3. and it rode on the biggest **** rocket ever put into operation..

It's pretty clearly going to be folded up and will unfold or inflate upon reaching Mars.

They aren't sticking conventional prefabricated greenhouses on rockets.
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Why would anyone want to grow food on Mars

To prove that it can be done, and to gather data on the best and worst ways to do it in preparation for the inevitable manned missions, so astronauts can eat and breathe.
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Originally Posted by WarMacheen View Post

Why would anyone want to grow food on Mars...especially China
How about you grow food on Earth and feed the starving

Because the people that have food want to go to mars and grow food there too. I don't even mean that sound mean or evil...it is just the way it is. If all we did is devote all our resources to helping people who need help...the "haves" would never have any more. In this case it isn't even money or power they want more of...they want more knowledge and that always is going to have to come first in my book; so long as no one is rounding up homeless people to experiment on. There is a difference between actively hurting and just not helping.

Else all we would do is volunteer in soup kitchens and never get any where.
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Wow. I'd ask some of you to show some humility but I know better than to waste the effort.
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Originally Posted by pcguru000 View Post

The world is ending on the 21st- this is all the nations scrambling at the last minute to get out of here
And you know there's been a LOT of talk about inhabiting mars and the moon recently... maybe there no telling us something

if the world ended on the 21st i won't know if i passed my courses for this semester or not tongue.gif
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