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    Re: Gizmodo: Humans Will Never Colonize Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    Underground is also a possibility.

    But those who suggest it will be colonized seem to underestimate the unbelievable undertaking it will entail. Literally everything you need to live will have to be carried there, at tremendous expense.
    Economics, the Dismal Science.

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    Re: Gizmodo: Humans Will Never Colonize Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    Economics, the Dismal Science.
    Elon hopes to get the cost of LEO down to $500/lb - can you imagine the cost escape earth's gravitational field and get equipment to Mars? Just look at the Saturn V and how (relatively small) the payload was to the moon. Now multiply that by literally thousands.
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