It’s no secret that recently, it seems like everybody’s biggest wish is to go to Mars. Even experts from SpaceX’s Elon Musk to NASA and more recently, Boeing are sharing the same dream. They all want to travel there by 2020s. However, as exciting as this may sound, people seem to be forgetting about the costs of such a big relocation. Is anybody sure that humans are going to survive a Mars colonization, especially for long periods of time? To answer, one would only need to analyze the problems we deal with on Earth. Who says that the same things won’t happen there too?
Wouldn’t it be better to do absolutely everything we can to try and save the planet we currently call home? As for those big companies and agencies, Boeing says that it plans to have the first ever mission to send humans to the Red Planet. According to Dennis Muilenburg, its chief executive, the first person to set foot on red soil will come out of a Boeing spaceship.
The race to colonize Mars
As for the billionaire Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, he is already deeply involved in the business of launching rockets into space. Back in September, at the 68th Annual International Aeronautics Congress in Adelaide, he explained that he plans to create connections between Earth and Mars resembling those we have today for airplanes. By 2022, he is planning to begin his cargo missions.
Still, when you think about it, it makes complete sense to look for a place to relocate as son as possible. Even renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has said that Earth will not support us for long. In his opinion, it’s crucial to try and find another planet to call home. Sadly, for now, no planet seems to be able to support life and to eventually become a new and improved Earth.
So, the only thing left is to hope that one day, these ambitious plans are going to become reality. But before that, let’s take care of our home planet while we still have it.
Image source: pixabay