By Sally Shakkour
Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO, has raised concerns after revealing that humans are likely to build a whole, independent colony on Mars and live inside huge, glass domes by 2050.
Musk added that the environment inside ‘glass domes’ will be the same as the Earth and that the simplest life condition will be available such as Oxygen, water, gravity, and Sun.
In a tweet, SpaceX CEO revealed that in the beginning people will live inside the domes then they will end up terraforming Mars; to support earthlings life by 2050 we will likely witness 1 million people on the Red Planet.
Life in glass domes at first. Eventually, terraformed to support life, like Earth.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 18, 2020
Twitter users have shown mixed reactions on the news revealing that several studies have shown it is impossible to live on Mars, supporting their theories with actual facts.
Will glass provide sufficient protection from radiation?— Viv ? (@flcnhvy) November 18, 2020
Several studies show that terraforming Mars is not possible with current technologies. What will a SpaceX do to reverse this in the future?— Astronomiaum? ? (@Astronomiaum) November 18, 2020
Yet, Elon Musk has spoken four years ago about using glass domes as habitats on the Red Planet. He added; glass panes with carbon fiber frames could be used to build geodesic domes on the Martian surface, while mining droids could build pressurized caves underground for industrial operations.
However, NASA said that it is likely to cancel the upcoming human trip to the Moon in 2024 due to lack of funding, scheduling problems and the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
NASA is eyeing the end of 2024 for the next human moon landing: NASA has just revealed a target date for our trip back to the moon.The space agency noted "the last half of 2024" as the big date, which will allow them to to accomplish projects for a… https://t.co/nne06Lvupn pic.twitter.com/7ddLn1MLOS— RushReads (@RushReads) September 17, 2019
People have been asking about the possibility of living on Mars for quite some time and a lot of theories have been issued about how to make it possible, beside the several discoveries which were made proving the existence of water on the Red Planet. Until this moment though, Mars doesn’t seem to officially have the suitable conditions for humans to live on, at least not to our knowledge. Would you migrate to Mars, if Musk’s plans became a reality?
Famed meteorite reveals early water on Mars—and an early outer space bombardment https://t.co/d8jv0SbOwo— HiRISE: Beautiful Mars (NASA) (@HiRISE) November 20, 2020
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