- Roberto Garcia
- Panama City
How much resources would be needed to build a colony on mars or the moon, would the earth be able to provide all this resources?
The idea of establishing a colony on mars with the moon as rally point, has been sounding a lot in the last months, after the the Curiosity mission started.
If such idea one day really comes to life. What would or can be the cost of a project like that, and the most important, will the earth as planet and as community be able to provide the material and economic resources needed for a project that size? In the moon or in mars there is no oxygen or water and there is no way to harvest corn or wheat. So a there must be a constant supply line that would be vital for the survival of the first team that arrives. Maybe portable efficient greenhouses could help sustain them but. There will still be a supply line that must kept operating without interruption. And behind that there is a cost.
In order to accomplish such feats i think NASA will have to join forces with space agencies from Europe and Asia. And even the private companies that also have space exploration projects would have to join. Because the cost in money, material resources, and the time of the professionals involved will be very high