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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    there is some oxygen on mars.
    0.13%. Probably not enough for significant fossil fuel combustion.
    'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
    Or a yawing hole in a battered head
    And the scuppers clogged with rotting red
    And there they lay I damn me eyes
    All lookouts clapped on Paradise
    All souls bound just contrarywise, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

  2. #42
    for now, a Mars colony is still in the realm of creative science fiction writers
    Creative? A colony on Mars?
    That's not really creative anymore. Perhaps it was 100 years ago but not today.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Reeve View Post
    0.13%. Probably not enough for significant fossil fuel combustion.
    On its own there isn't enough, but a colony would have to create breathable atmosphere for its inhabitants under this dome. There would be plenty of oxygen there (and hopefully sufficient plant life to maintain it).

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    36 billion...a drop in the bucket compared to the US military budget. The USG should just finance these guys, like the Queen of Spain did with Columbus.
    Although I hope it isn't just a move towards some kind of corporate space oligarchy, which could be very dangerous for the rest of humanity on earth and poison the rest of space travel. Hopefully the people that live there can have independence and a government of their own.

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