Only Mars has the full set of resources required to develop a native civilization, and only Mars is a viable target for true colonization. Would colonizing Mars serve the greater good? In addition, Mars has the potential for wind-generated power while the Moon clearly does not. Mars is the best target for colonization in the solar system because it has by far the greatest potential for self-sufficiency. Mars Is The New World Among extraterrestrial bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization. Mars is a place where humans can live and multiply to large numbers, supporting themselves with products of every description made out of indigenous materials. Mars is thus a place where an actual civilization, not just a mining or scientific outpost, can be developed. Nevertheless, even with optimistic extrapolation of robotic manufacturing techniques, Mars will not have the division of labor required to make it fully self-sufficient until its population numbers in the millions. Petition to the UN in support of human embryonic stem cell research signed by 32 Nobel Laureates, Here’s what potential Mars colonists really need from Earth: A large gene pool. The Significance of the Martian Frontier. Our vision: People living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and using the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity. Of the remaining two percent known as the near-Earth asteroids, about 90% orbit closer to Mars than to the Earth. Because all the resources to make plastics exist on Mars, networks of such 50- to 100-meter domes couldbe rapidly manufactured and deployed, opening up large areas of the surface to both shirtsleeve human habitation and agriculture. I'm running out of topics. These goods can be fairly limited in m… These goods can be fairly limited in mass, as only small portions (by weight) of even very high-tech goods are actually complex. (The Earth is 1.0 AU from the Sun.) Mars has an overwhelming positional advantage as a location from which to conduct such trade. Is Colonizing Mars the Most Important Project in Human History? From Ad Astra July/August 1996 . Robert Zubrin, The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must, Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 1996, ISBN 0-684-83550-9; Frank Crossman and Robert Zubrin, editors, On to Mars: Colonizing a New World. Ideas may be another possible export for Martian colonists. The wealth of America was in fact that she could support people, and that the right kind of people chose to go to her. Therefore, thin-walled inflatable plastic greenhouses protected by unpressurized UV-resistant hard-plastic shield domes can be used to rapidly create cropland on the surface. It is this question that has caused many to incorrectly deem Mars colonization intractable, or at least inferior in prospect to the Moon. You can generate power on either the Moon or Mars with solar panels, and here the advantages of the Moon’s clearer skies and closer proximity to the Sun than Mars roughly balances the disadvantage of large energy storage requirements created by the Moon’s 28-day light-dark cycle. In fact, once that has been done, it will be possible to raise specially bred crops outside the domes. The Martians shall do well. Discover more ideas from the World-Changing Ideas Summit. Would this provide humanity with a back-up planet in case something terrible happens on earth? These inventions, licensed on Earth, could finance Mars even as they revolutionize and advance terrestrial living standards as forcefully as nineteenth century American invention changed Europe and ultimately the rest of the world as well. We can’t set-up a Martian Jamestown of 100 people. Every feature of Frontier American life that acted to create a practical can-do culture of innovating people will apply to Mars a hundred-fold. Such domes up to 50 meters in diameter are light enough to be transported from Earth initially, and later on they can be manufactured on Mars out of indigenous materials. Take notes on pages 4-9 of your final project packet. But despite the shortsighted calculations of eighteenth-century European statesmen and financiers, the true value of America never was as a logistical support base for West Indies sugar and spice trade, inland fur trade, or as a potential market for manufactured goods. Nevertheless, colonizing Mars will help in leveraging this problem by distributing the Earth’s population to planet Mars and even improve the chances of humankind’s survival in case Earth becomes no longer sustainable. Posted: December 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm. In contrast to the Moon, Mars is rich in carbon, nitrogen, hydrogen and oxygen, all in biologically readily accessible forms such as carbon dioxide gas, nitrogen gas, and water ice and permafrost. Registered Office: Suite 101, 254 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JY. This post by Dr. Robert Zubrin originally appeared at National Space Society. And a thousand of those beats just one of those …, But the harshest deserts on Earth pale in comparison with the inhospitability of Mars. Mars is actually, in a lot of ways, a lot safer than Earth." This website is an initiative of Network for Church Monitoring, a non-profit-making company limited by guarantee (No. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are agreeing to using our cookies. Moreover, on Mars, as on Earth, hydrologic and volcanic processes have occurred that are likely to have consolidated various elements into local concentrations of high-grade mineral ore. Probably the strongest ethical argument against colonizing Mars would be if such colonization had the potential to harm any indigenous life forms that might be on Mars. Deuterium is the key fuel not only for both first and second generation fusion reactors, but it is also an essential material needed by the nuclear power industry today. One simple fact screams out for human beings to colonize Mars with all due haste. Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Therefore, thin-walled inflatable plastic greenhouses protected by unpressurized UV-resistant hard-plastic shield domes can be used to rapidly create cropland on the surface. The true value of America was as the future home for a new branch of human civilization, one that as a combined result of its humanistic antecedents and its frontier conditions was able to develop into the most powerful engine for human progress and economic growth the world had ever seen. That’s just the beginning, because it will eventually be possible for humans to substantially thicken Mars’ atmosphere by forcing the regolith to outgas its contents through a deliberate program of artificially induced global warming. Moreover, on Mars, as on Earth, hydrologic and volcanic processes have occurred that are likely to have consolidated various elements into local concentrations of high-grade mineral ore. Robert Zubrin is former Chairman of the National Space Society, President of the Mars Society, and author of The Case For Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must. If we really want Martian colonies, we can’t send just a few Adams and Eves. Among extraterrestrial bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization. In the long-term, Mars will enjoy a power-rich economy based upon exploitation of its large domestic resources of deuterium fuel for fusion reactors. But provided one can survive the regimen, it is the toughest schools that are the best. Mars is thus a place where an actual civilization, not just a mining or scientific outpost, can be developed. Mars has every required element in abundance. He is also a best-selling author, with eight books to his credit. August 1996. Thus, if plants could be grown in greenhouses on the Moon (an unlikely proposition, as we’ve seen) most of their biomass material would have to be imported. Deuterium, the heavy isotope of hydrogen, occurs as 166 out of every million hydrogen atoms on Earth, but comprises 833 out of every million hydrogen atoms on Mars. Carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen are only present on the Moon in parts per million quantities, much like gold in seawater. Robert Zubrin is the founder and president of Pioneer Energy. Humans Should Not Colonize Mars - Volume 3 Issue 3. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Earth’s Moon, close to the metropolitan planet but impoverished in resources, compares to Greenland. And significantly for interplanetary commerce, Mars and Earth are the only two locations in the solar system where humans will be able to grow crops for export. Only a dreamer would want to live there. Reprinted with permission from the author. We’ve got some awesome news for you. International Space Development Conference – ISDC, Local Chapters of the National Space Society, Attend Our Conference – International Space Development Conference. In contrast, the Moon has had virtually no history of water or volcanic action, with the result that it is basically composed of trash rocks with very little differentiation into ores that represent useful concentrations of anything interesting. The book envisions a bright future … Collectively, these asteroids represent an enormous stockpile of mineral wealth in the form of platinum group and other valuable metals. There will thus be a need to export food and other necessary goods from either Earth or Mars to the Main Belt. The only sensible use of the 4th planet is turning its two moons into skyhooks …. In contrast, the Moon has had virtually no history of water or volcanic action, with the result that it is basically composed of trash rocks with very little differentiation into ores that represent useful concentrations of anything interesting. In this episode, we introduce the idea of colonizing Mars. Books. Earth normal pressure, temperature and gravity plus an active ionosphere and thick atmosphere to shield you from ionizing radiation … and Earth-normal air is as buoyant at Venus+50 as Helium is on Earth. Will we find it? The true value of America was as the future home for a new branch of human civilization, one that as a combined result of its humanistic antecedents and its frontier conditions was able to develop into the most powerful engine for human progress and economic growth the world had ever seen. This contrasts strongly with the Moon, which is so dry that if concrete were found there, Lunar colonists would mine it to get the water out. The Case for Colonizing Mars, The Case for Colonizing Mars, by Robert Zubrin. in applied mathematics from the University of Rochester, an M.S in aeronautics and astronautics and a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, both from the University of Washington. But if you wish to manufacture solar panels, so as to create a self-expanding power base, Mars holds an enormous advantage, as only Mars possesses the large supplies of carbon and hydrogen needed to produce the pure silicon required for producing photovoltaic panels and other electronics. Even with cheap power, deuterium is very expensive; its current market value on Earth is about $10,000 per kilogram, roughly fifty times as valuable as silver or 70% as valuable as gold. Among extraterrestrial bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization. It takes a while to travel to Mars Even though Mars is one of the planets that are closest to our Earth, it still takes a few months to get there. Indeed, the geologic history of Mars has been compared to that of Africa, with very optimistic inferences as to its mineral wealth implied as a corollary. Mars has no known helium-3 resources. But both solar and wind offer relatively modest power potential — tens or at most hundreds of kilowatts here or there. Mars has an overwhelming positional advantage as a location from which to conduct such trade. This is in today’s pre-fusion economy. Sometime soon, something’s gonna happen that will send you tumbling over into a whole new era of human evolution. The case against Mars colonisation. We cover church-state separation, Christian Right, population, futurism, atheism, free speech and other issues. The other route is via trade to the asteroid belt, the band of small, mineral-rich bodies lying between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. Inventions produced as a matter of necessity by a practical intellectual culture stressed by frontier conditions can make Mars rich, but invention and direct export to Earth are not the only ways that Martians will be able to make a fortune. The Moon is also deficient in about half the metals of interest to industrial society (copper, for example), as well as many other elements of interest such as sulfur and phosphorus. Moreover, on Mars, as on Earth, hydrologic and volcanic processes have occurred that are likely to have consolidated various elements into local concentrations of high-grade mineral ore. We’re gonna colonize Mars. Mars is the best target for colonization in the solar system because it has by far the greatest potential for self-sufficiency. These inventions, licensed on Earth, could finance Mars even as they revolutionize and advance terrestrial living standards as forcefully as nineteenth century American invention changed Europe and ultimately the rest of the world as well. Directions: Choose now fewer than three of the sources listed below for your research. Greg Autry reviews Robert Zubrin's new book, The Case for Space. 4 May 2016. Just as the labor shortage prevalent in colonial and nineteenth century America drove the creation of “Yankee ingenuity’s” flood of inventions, so the conditions of extreme labor shortage combined with a technological culture that shuns impractical legislative constraints against innovation will tend to drive Martian ingenuity to produce wave after wave of invention in energy production, automation and robotics, biotechnology, and other areas. The point to be made is that unlike colonists on any known extraterrestrial body, Martian colonists will be able to live on the surface, not in tunnels, and move about freely and grow crops in the light of day. Please consider donating to Network for Church Monitoring! Of the remaining two percent known as the near-Earth asteroids, about 90% orbit closer to Mars than to the Earth. Nevertheless, these smaller sophisticated items will have to be paid for, and the high costs of Earth-launch and interplanetary transport will greatly increase their price. Current knowledge indicates that if Mars were smooth and all its ice and permafrost melted into liquid water, the entire planet would be covered with an ocean over 100 meters deep. Nevertheless, these smaller sophisticated items will have to be paid for, and the high costs of Earth-launch and interplanetary transport will greatly increase their price. Therefore we find it unlikely that colonizing Mars will gain significant public support right now, but we asses that Mars colonization will likely awake stronger opinions from the public as the technology improves thus making humanity move closer to colonization being a reality. This article offers two arguments for the conclusion that we should refuse on moral grounds to establish a human presence on the surface of Mars. It is this question that has caused many to incorrectly deem Mars colonization intractable, or at least inferior in prospect to the Moon. Like America in its relationship to Britain and the West Indies, Mars has a positional advantage that will allow it to participate in a useful way to support extractive activities on behalf of Earth in the asteroid belt and elsewhere. There are about 5,000 asteroids known today, of which about 98% are in the “Main Belt” lying between Mars and Jupiter, with an average distance from the Sun of about 2.7 astronomical units, or AU. 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Elon Musk Makes His Case for Colonizing Mars. Posted by DocG at 1:25 AM. Carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen are only present on the Moon in parts per million quantities, much like gold in seawater. But if you wish to manufacture solar panels, so as to create a self-expanding power base, Mars holds an enormous advantage, as only Mars possesses the large supplies of carbon and hydrogen needed to produce the pure silicon required for producing photovoltaic panels and other electronics. Ideas may be another possible export for Martian colonists. Amazon’s order will be sized by the number of pre-orders, which will determine the size of the print run of the book.So please make your pre-orders now, and share this posting. NSS is an independent nonprofit nonpartisan educational membership organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. The primary analogy I wish to draw is that Mars is to the new age of exploration as North America was to the last. And we can harvest the clouds there using molecular nanotech + fusion energy to build just about any kind of tools and vittles we could possibly need … including more cloud cities …, Meanwhile on the Martian surface we've got hard radiation, microgravity, toxic dust, and temperatures colder than any place on Earth. The Earth’s Moon, close to the metropolitan planet but impoverished in resources, compares to Greenland. Nevertheless, even with optimistic extrapolation of robotic manufacturing techniques, Mars will not have the division of labor required to make it fully self-sufficient until its population numbers in the millions. For example, much has been made of the fact that the Moon has indigenous supplies of helium-3, an isotope not found on Earth and which could be of considerable value as a fuel for second generation thermonuclear fusion reactors. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. Don't forget that all design submissions are due by June 30th 5:00 pm MT.#marscitystate #designcontest #mars #engineering #humansettlement #MarsSociety #Space #SpaceX #NASA https://t.co/zLJ8mhMj6o, — Robert Zubrin (@robert_zubrin) June 11, 2020. The point to be made is that unlike colonists on any known extraterrestrial body, Martian colonists will be able to live on the surface, not in tunnels, and move about freely and grow crops in the light of day. Mars is a bleak, cold, airless, rust-stained world. 206 comments: JS September 26, 2017 at 3:04 AM. Simply staying alive will be a daily challenge. Thus, for decades and perhaps longer, it will be necessary, and forever desirable, for Mars to be able to import specialized manufactured goods from Earth. The existence of such Martian precious metal ores, however, is still hypothetical. National Space Society uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Even without the problems of solar flares and month-long diurnal cycle, such simple greenhouses would be impractical on the Moon as they would create unbearably high temperatures. Growing crops with electrically generated light is just economically hopeless. But there is one commercial resource that is known to exist ubiquitously on Mars in large amount — deuterium. Mars has no known helium-3 resources. In addition, Mars has the potential for wind-generated power while the Moon clearly does not. RT#Space #Marshttps://t.co/IV5VFQy0BW pic.twitter.com/lwePfa8sfD, — Robert Zubrin (@robert_zubrin) April 2, 2019, The Case for Space: How the Revolution in Spaceflight Opens Up a Future of Limitless Possibility, If you really want to live in a gravity well, Venus+50k beats the pants off Mars. Among extraterrestrial bodies in our solar system, Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization. Deuterium is five times more common on Mars than it is on Earth, and tens of thousands of times more common on Mars than on the Moon. Once that has been accomplished, the habitation domes could be virtually any size, as they would not have to sustain a pressure differential between their interior and exterior. Deuterium is five times more common on Mars than it is on Earth, and tens of thousands of times more common on Mars than on the Moon. Even without the problems of solar flares and month-long diurnal cycle, such simple greenhouses would be impractical on the Moon as they would create unbearably high temperatures. Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, during a … Zahaan Bharmal unpicks the arguments against the idea. Like America in its relationship to Britain and the West Indies, Mars has a positional advantage that will allow it to participate in a useful way to support extractive activities on behalf of Earth in the asteroid belt and elsewhere. The wealth of America was in fact that she could support people, and that the right kind of people chose to go to her. Zubrin, Robert. He is president of the Mars Society, a contributing editor of The New Atlantis, and a senior fellow with the Center for Security Policy. Yeah, you. Of course a McKendree cylinder carved out of 16 Psyche beats any damned gravity well. The entire world put together does not produce enough electrical power to illuminate the farms of the state of Rhode Island, that agricultural giant. What can Mars possibly export back to Earth in return? Of course you don't want to step off your cloud city and fall into the circle of hell at the surface, but otherwise it's the closest thing we're going to find to a second Earth in this solar system. He is politically done but still President. You read that right. Growing crops with electrically generated light is just economically hopeless. @SpaceX continues to accomplish things that were previously only considered doable by the governments of major powers. Once fusion reactors go into widespread use deuterium prices will increase. Even if you did that, it wouldn’t do you any good on the Moon, because plants won’t grow in a light/dark cycle lasting 28 days. If concentrated supplies of metals of equal or greater value than silver (such as germanium, hafnium, lanthanum, cerium, rhenium, samarium, gallium, gadolinium, gold, palladium, iridium, rubidium, platinum, rhodium, europium, and a host of others) were available on Mars, they could potentially be transported back to Earth for a substantial profit. Thus, for decades and perhaps longer, it will be necessary, and forever desirable, for Mars to be able to import specialized manufactured goods from Earth. "The Case for Colonizing Mars." But despite the shortsighted calculations of eighteenth-century European statesmen and financiers, the true value of America never was as a logistical support base for West Indies sugar and spice trade, inland fur trade, or as a potential market for manufactured goods. Frank Crossman and Robert Zubrin, editors, On to Mars 2: Exploring and Settling a New World. People are wealth and power. Legally speaking, settling space isn’t as easy as Trump and Musk suggest. The good doctor knows a lot more than just Mars. Mars is a place where humans can live and multiply to large numbers, supporting themselves with products of every description made out of indigenous materials. This post by Dr. Robert Zubrin originally appeared at National Space Society. Credit: Space.com. That big, cold, lonely lump of rock spinning through the endless void 54.6 million kilometers away? Reusable Mars-surface based single-stage-to-orbit vehicles would haul cargoes to Mars orbit for transportation to Earth via either cheap expendable chemical stages manufactured on Mars or reusable cycling solar or magnetic sail-powered interplanetary spacecraft. Right now, you are standing on the edge of history. You have entered an incorrect email address! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. To create a vibrant civilization you need a richer power base, and this Mars has both in the short and medium term in the form of its geothermal power resources, which offer potential for large numbers of locally created electricity generating stations in the 10 MW (10,000 kilowatt) class. Plans are being made to colonise Mars. The Case for Colonizing Mars. Thus, for decades and perhaps longer, it will be necessary, and forever desirable, for Mars to be able to import specialized manufactured goods from Earth. On Mars, in contrast, the strong greenhouse effect created by such domes would be precisely what is necessary to produce a temperate climate inside. As a by product of these operations, millions, perhaps billions, of dollars worth of deuterium will be produced. Indeed, the geologic history of Mars has been compared to that of Africa, with very optimistic inferences as to its mineral wealth implied as a corollary. Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1233 w/Brian Cox:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wieRZoJSVtw The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must is a nonfiction science book by Robert Zubrin, first published in 1996, and revised and updated in 2011. Mars is the best case scenario to our worst case scenario. But you can’t use natural sunlight on the Moon or any other airless body in space unless you put walls on the greenhouse thick enough to shield out solar flares, a requirement that enormously increases the expense of creating cropland. The Case Against Colonizing Mars Sorry. Miners operating among the asteroids will be unable to produce their necessary supplies locally. On the other hand, because of its complex geologic history, Mars may have concentrated mineral ores, with much greater concentrations of precious metal ores readily available than is currently the case on Earth — because the terrestrial ores have been heavily scavenged by humans for the past 5,000 years. The primary analogy I wish to draw is that Mars is to the new age of exploration as North America was to the last. But provided one can survive the regimen, it is the toughest schools that are the best. Thus, if plants could be grown in greenhouses on the Moon (an unlikely proposition, as we’ve seen) most of their biomass material would have to be imported. Mars is a harsher place than any on Earth. Oxygen is abundant on the Moon, but only in tightly bound oxides such as silicon dioxide (SiO2), ferrous oxide (Fe2O3), magnesium oxide (MgO), and aluminum oxide (Al2O3), which require very high energy processes to reduce. A single acre of plants on Earth requires four megawatts of sunlight power, a square kilometer needs 1,000 MW. Mars has no known helium-3 resources. But on Mars there is an atmosphere thick enough to protect crops grown on the surface from solar flare. The Martians shall do well. But you can’t use natural sunlight on the Moon or any other airless body in space unless you put walls on the greenhouse thick enough to shield out solar flares, a requirement that enormously increases the expense of creating cropland. This could either become a primary motivator or the exact Such domes up to 50 meters in diameter are light enough to be transported from Earth initially, and later on they can be manufactured on Mars out of indigenous materials. 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