The high pressures and temperature inside may create a lot of hydrogen fuel, which can then be used as fuel to fuel rockets. This would not take long because many deep-space colonies have already started their use of solar power systems.
These systems are based on solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells, something that can be done without the help of a star or planet. It also removes the need for a rocket that we’re all so familiar with. A more exciting possibility is a colony on a moon of an asteroid.
A rocky planet called Venus. It is also a major star when it is in its habitable zone, but for now we’re focused on Mars and the asteroids. Mars is also the object facing the sun, but this could change in the not-too-distant future. We also need to figure out how to get liquid water to a planet with enough gravity to support life.
On Mars we have enough to make the Habitation Pod viable, and our technology has progressed enough to make it possible to send someone directly from a Habitation Pod landing on another planet. However, in order to have a successful colony we need to figure out how to put humans home using the resources that we have.
So, we need to take the concept of Colony in Space to the next level by trying to send humans back to the Moon, Mars and the asteroids. That will make us think differently about our future, and it could lead to new technological discoveries that could create billions of jobs that we never dream of.
Thanks for visiting my blog from the bottom-up perspective,
John M. ([email protected])
The first step in any venture is getting support from investors and partners. Investors or partners that recognize a unique opportunity to be part of a new and important endeavor.
Here are the latest results of a crowdfunding campaign I launched that seeks funding for my latest project - Project Martian (I also do commercial space travel, see projects page). As of this posting, I’m raising a total of $26,000 from 62 backers with a goal of $37,000 (I originally estimated that goal). The funding will be used for equipment, production, shipping costs, and other operating costs.
The Mars Colony Fund can only be used for non-governmental entities in the U.S. That includes all 501(c)3 “social” and “non-profit” tax-exempt entities. In order to be considered a “non-profit”, it must have, at a minimum, annual revenue of $25,000, and no more than 100 members.
These funds will be used to develop the Mars colony module and launch the project. The Mars Colony Fund was set up with the understanding that its use would be for a non-profit non-commercial purpose. The organization is not an affiliate of or an agent or representative of NASA, the U.S. government, or any other government agency, and as such, is not under the jurisdiction or control of the U.S. government.