How on Earth will human colonisation of Mars help Broken Hill?
Thousands of people who applied to be the first to go to Mars have now been reduced to 100. During 2015, an astronaut documentary will be produced to show how this group of 100 will be reduced to a mere 24 persons. Science fiction? No, fact. The Mars One team is sending people to Mars on a one-way trip to colonise the planet. The team in charge of selection have put together this trailer for their task: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxS7dCMBvSI&feature=youtu.be The next 15 years on Earth will not be dull. Several things are about to change and the impacts will be inspiring, motivating and life-changing. This is a great century to be in if you want to be on the cutting edge of technology disruptions to life as we know it. It is planned that by 2027, humans will settle on Mars. The mission sets out to achieve an incredible vision – one that creates new business opportunities and innovations as a result of its $6 billion budget. From our Broken Hill vantage point, currently in drought, currently not knowing where our water will be sourced from beyond 2015, the Mission to Mars has great potential. For instance, new technologies which will be developed for the Mission will teach humans how to grow food and make water on Mars – using what indigenous resources there are. There is every prospect that future droughts in Broken Hill will be a memory of the past once innovative and entrepreneurial organisations adopt these technologies to suit our needs on Earth as well. Photo: Mars One Project – habitat technology impressions.