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Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 73
12-03-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
Personally Id abandon manned space travel entirely and send Robots
Robots can only do so much. They're entirely dependent on human operators, and there's a delay on the time radio signals travel between Earth and other planets/regions in space.

Remember the asteroid that allegedly killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago? That could happen again, and we need to be ready to either blast it off course or have a backup colony somewhere off-planet. Preferably both.

If we colonize another planet, we greatly increase the chances of humanity surviving as a race. It's the only logical thing to do.
"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-- Q