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In the last three to four years, Ilon Musk is often mentioned in discussions concerning the development of astronautics. Indeed, an extraordinary personality, clearly not deprived of talent. Cases and loud, sometimes very controversial speeches Mask do not leave indifferent neither specialists nor the public.

The well-known American businessman in the field of astronautics (and not only), it should be noted, raised the bar for developing new technologies and devices very highly. What does Musk achieve, what are his goals? And who is he really: a brilliant manager, a talented inventor, an upstart adventurer, a technological provocateur, or all of them taken together in one person?

His recent speech on the creation of a large settlement on Mars designed for a million inhabitants, with a preliminary screening of the video, how it will happen, impressed many, but a lot of questions of a purely technical and humanitarian nature immediately arose regarding the proposed project.

The first thing that immediately comes to mind: this whole undertaking is pure adventure. But only those who do not follow the activities of the Mask can think so. After all, experts are well aware that the development of Mars for objective reasons will not take place in the near future. Actually, this is the middle of the XXI century and beyond, and the colonization of the Red Planet is generally a matter of the XXII century.

So what then is the Martian project? The answer is on the surface. And although at first glance this, we repeat, looks like an adventure, in reality it is an elementary bluff. After all, what is the difference between these two concepts? An adventure is a rash, spontaneous action. Bluff is a well thought out and carefully calculated combination. Mask is not an adventurer, he is a pragmatist to the bone. Maybe a bit of a provocateur in the soul, but he calculates all his words and actions a few moves ahead.



His proposed Martian project is a tricky combination with several goals. Firstly, behind loud ambitious plans, it is always easier to hide your mistakes, miscalculations and failures, from which no one is immune. Secondly, there is a purely financial interest. A classic psychological move was made: ask for one hundred billion - you see, one will be given. And then in the US congress, they began to look askance at new private firms that entered the space launch market, squeezing such giants as Boeing and Lockheed. After all, they can deprive of financing. Therefore, Musk and made a pre-emptive informational attack to hedge against possible negative consequences, and he knows how to bluff.

Painful successes

With all the talents, Ilon Musk remains a living person, and people are known to err. Having created the SpaceX company, he immediately developed such a fantastic pace of work, which had never been characteristic of the space industry before, by definition, healthy conservatism is inherent in it. Professional activities skillfully blended with a powerful PR campaign. Many media were so enchanted by the charming and energetic businessman that they were ready to consider him the god of astronautics.



At first, everything went just perfect: start after start, contract after contract. For delivery of cargoes for the ISS, SpaceX receives permission to launch military satellites and finally the top is a Martian project. However, life makes adjustments to any plans. The serene and confident space course Mask began to falter. The ease of the first starts and the share of luck acted like a dope. Nothing foreshadowed trouble, but ...

The first launch of the Falcon in the 2006 year was an emergency, which they took for granted. Then a series of successful starts. In 2015-m accident again - well, it happens. But in 2016, the carrier explodes right on the launch pad, which no one really expected. In case of fire, both the carrier, the payload, and the launch facility itself burned down. 2017 triumphantly passed the year - 18 successful launches of the PH were made. On 2018, the order of the 30 launches was planned, but - a new accident was already in January: the secret and wildly expensive military satellite did not go into orbit and crashed as the ocean fell. Of course, finding out the cause is the business of American bodies. Even if SpaceX has no direct fault in what happened, then the sediment from the accident will remain for sure.

How and why could this happen? The answer is obvious: the foundation of the accidents was laid at the very beginning of the Mask path in the field of astronautics. Even when its main offspring, the Falcon launch vehicle, was created, a very risky decision was made: after digital design, to abandon ground bench tests and go straight to flight tests. This gave a decent savings, but significantly increased the danger of various "childhood diseases" in the new and complex technology. They appear, sometimes at the most inopportune moment.



Computer simulation really reduces the number of ground tests and reduces the cost of creating new samples. However, it cannot completely replace the ground testing of individual units and products entirely, because the image on the screen and the product in the metal are not the same thing.

As for financial performance, SpaceX is far from happy in this area. But Musk is not only involved in space, he has other assets. However, Tesla, which produces electric cars, is in an even more difficult financial situation, the losses are going through the roof. In other words, Mask has enough problems.

Strategic romance

And yet I want to express my gratitude to the businessman for all that he has done for astronautics. Thank you, Mr. Musk, for waking from hibernation the structures and companies somehow connected with the cosmos. First of all, it concerns our country. Roscosmos finally began to move and began to make efforts to think strategically, gradually moving away from the routine of industry problems.

Following the example of Mask, the Khrunychev workers returned to work on the winged reusable first stage (the theme “Baikal”). Resumed the design of the reusable launch vehicle "Korona" at Miassky GRTs them. Makeev. Yes, and other enterprises of Roskosmos shook themselves and began to work on new projects not only under the Federal space program or in pursuance of the state defense order, but also in an initiative manner. God forbid that this trend is preserved.

If you look objectively, then a small share of provocation, in a good sense of the word, used to lack the development of the industry. Over the years, the halo of romance inherent in the beginning of the space age has disappeared - pragmatism and commercialization have taken over. The industry has been bureaucratic, it had to be somehow spurred on. And Mask, it must be admitted, was largely successful.
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  1. andrewkor
    andrewkor 20 January 2018 16: 09
    +3
    What Peter Petrovich Garin remembered!
    1. antivirus
      antivirus 20 January 2018 18: 59
      +3
      "with a slight movement of the hand, the trousers are transformed ,,, ... the trousers are transformed ..."
  2. Cannonball
    Cannonball 20 January 2018 16: 15
    13
    The only plus of Elon Mask is that he stirred up the bureaucratic swamp both here and overseas.
    1. gridasov
      gridasov 20 January 2018 16: 22
      +4
      And this is his main task. Moreover, this is a test of the battle on what the adversaries and their own methods are capable of building new industries with new tasks. But there was no breakthrough as there was nothing.
      1. Cannonball
        Cannonball 20 January 2018 16: 36
        +9
        His task is more dough and worldwide fame. Everything else is secondary.
        1. gridasov
          gridasov 20 January 2018 16: 51
          +7
          In general, you understand that money has the ability to lose its value. Therefore, it has long been money. and especially large ones, should be combined with the mechanism of their diversification. to keep them that value. Therefore, when you see a number expressing the costs of innovation in the United States, you understand that Mask's activity is an integral part of the search and implementation of projects to create the country's scientific and technological potential with long-term prospects. And when a systemic crisis starts in Russia, and the signs are already in reality, the winner will be clearly visible.
          1. Cannonball
            Cannonball 20 January 2018 17: 16
            +3
            Therefore, more money is needed. There is never much money. And Musk knows that. Money gives him the opportunity to do what he wants, and he also wants fame, so that no one did this before him, but he succeeded.
        2. spirit
          spirit 20 January 2018 19: 11
          +3
          Are you talking about Rogozin?
          1. Cannonball
            Cannonball 20 January 2018 19: 26
            +2
            Rogozin did not dream of such grandmothers and fame.
            1. yehat
              yehat 22 January 2018 14: 10
              0
              I don’t know if Slava Rogozin dreams either Petya or what grandmother is his tastes
              just do not think that in our space industry there is little money
              1. Cannonball
                Cannonball 22 January 2018 20: 04
                0
                I do not see them. And the salaries are cheap.
        3. igorka357
          igorka357 22 January 2018 05: 49
          +1
          In vain you are, this is of course not in last place either, but Mask and his children and his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren, and his entire family up to the twenty-fifth knee, have enough money to live happily ... here the ambitions of pure water, well, Naturally, very awesome management knowledge ... !!!
          1. AllXVahhaB
            AllXVahhaB 24 January 2018 16: 51
            0
            Quote: igorka357
            but Mask and his children and his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren and his great-great-grandchildren, and his entire family up to the twenty-fifth knee, have enough money to live happily ever after ...

            “Happily” is a relative concept: for some, diamonds are small, while for others cabbage soup is liquid ... Everyone complains about their wealth and envy someone else ...
      2. SpaceCom
        SpaceCom 24 January 2018 16: 18
        0
        Why breakthrough? In space technologies (and not only), a lot of know-how has been accumulated for a long time! All you need to carefully consider them and collect the best. What is essentially what Comrade Musk does! After all, all the technologies in his most successful Falcon-9 project, were used somewhere earlier, and in total they gave a good competitive product!
    2. figwam
      figwam 20 January 2018 16: 29
      +4
      Quote: Cannonball
      The only plus of Elon Mask is that he stirred up the bureaucratic swamp both here and overseas.

      There is the concept of an arms race in which we are being drawn into, and this is a typical race for space and nothing more, all this we went through in the 80s. So think for us this shaking is good or we will invest billions in all projects with an incomprehensible result, but the one who is richer wins the race, as history shows. Musk is a storyteller who creates an illusion.
      1. Cannonball
        Cannonball 20 January 2018 16: 39
        +6
        The mask does not give a damn about us, it just asserts itself - to wipe the nose of specialists, primarily from Boeing and Lockheed, and we are in tenth place.
        1. figwam
          figwam 20 January 2018 16: 48
          +3
          Quote: Cannonball
          The mask does not give a damn about us, it just asserts itself - to wipe the nose of specialists, primarily from Boeing and Lockheed, and we are in tenth place.

          Take it wider, Musk works for the Pentagon, NASA gave all launches to him, even before they start, well, this is a huge risk! no, because everything goes according to plan. As much as betcoin, as much as possible global capital should be invested in this pyramid, and the United States, as always, will have everyone.
      2. Mih1974
        Mih1974 20 January 2018 22: 17
        12
        It is better to invest in the Cosmos than in the bent-legged "sports ball with a ball." am
  3. gladcu2
    gladcu2 20 January 2018 16: 26
    11
    Elon Musk ....

    Rzhu nimagu .... Again, threesome Bill Gates is evaporated under a new mask (Ilona) ...

    Elon Musk is a typical advertisement for capitalism, an advertisement for the illusion of the American dream. If you critically evaluate all the upshots of this "standard" now, then the dude carries such nonsense that I want to spit ...

    But the illiterate people, who often have no hope of improving their lives, who are slowly dying as a result of capitalism, this dude, as once, the successful threesome Bill Gates (), inspires hope.

    Although the people now work hard 60 hours a week to survive, the future is so beautiful.
    1. viktorch
      viktorch 22 January 2018 15: 55
      0
      what does the triple beat gates? Do you know who his grandfather is? do not slander decent people

      we have the same gates such bills, then the school’s antiviruses written by a 9th klassnik are bought by order from the administration, then “Russian operating systems”, or something else,
      so there is hope in our country, although in my opinion only mass executions with confiscation will save the homeland.
  4. Naputeon bonaput
    Naputeon bonaput 20 January 2018 17: 07
    +1
    Godless capitalist, or a believing communist? Who are you, Comrade Musk?
  5. Bastinda
    Bastinda 20 January 2018 17: 47
    12

    Until you learn how to consecrate rockets properly, do not see them good luck! laughing
    1. viktorch
      viktorch 22 January 2018 16: 07
      0
      sucks, lighting is already the last century, you need to bring loads into the orbit by the power of holiness.
  6. onix757
    onix757 20 January 2018 17: 54
    +5
    Even the plate inaccuracy closed. Launch 18.01.18/XNUMX/XNUMX quite a success. Loss of satellite is not recognized. Somewhere information passed that is registered in the registry.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 20 January 2018 19: 31
      +3
      And moreover, the information that the satellite fell - no.
    2. prosto_rgb
      prosto_rgb 21 January 2018 04: 14
      0
      Quote: onix757
      Somewhere information passed that is registered in the registry.

      Yes in the USAF registry where all the satellites write to the account
    3. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 21 January 2018 13: 19
      0
      The loss of Amos is not included in the launches either, the rocket passed ground testing, several days before the launch, an explosion occurred during refueling. The fact that they tested with PN a big mistake, then the authorities, wikis, insurance agencies and others involved did not attribute the launches to offs.
      The accident itself occurred due to experiments with refueling on a rocket at that moment.
      In general, this loss is akin to being dropped during transportation on the road. Negligence, carelessness.
  7. lance
    lance 20 January 2018 18: 08
    +2
    max ordinary product of the "government of the world", hence all the statements and "successes". What explicit and concrete transcending life did he give birth to? reusability .... but the benefits are still illusory. and the rest is a proclamation and no more.
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 20 January 2018 18: 45
      +6
      By the way, the concept of reusable and the property of a socialist economy. There they saved the resource in this way. We recall the Soviet refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, TVs a resource of 25 years. And plastic wash bags.

      Capitalism implies a one-time quality. The product should have only the quality that will allow it to sell. To get a turn and spin up to maximum speed.

      This concept is stored in the same raptor f22, iPhones, software and to infinity.
      1. lance
        lance 20 January 2018 19: 03
        +1
        everything has its own charm. just something europe has significantly reduced the purchasing power for new cars, etc.
      2. Klaus
        Klaus 20 January 2018 19: 12
        +2
        Incorrect judgment, from the category "Why is a man smarter than a woman: stupidity is characteristic of man, woman is man, therefore woman is stupid" laughing
        You can do well, and you can do badly. Socialist "Lada" and capitalist "Mercedes" are proof of this. Socialist software is so cool at the level of punch cards, and capitalist software has been used since the 80s, and is still used today.
        1. onix757
          onix757 20 January 2018 19: 16
          +4
          Yes, what the USSR has just done well, is a matter of pride to this day, because the capitalist RF is not able to create its own brand that evokes pride in the country.
          1. Naputeon bonaput
            Naputeon bonaput 20 January 2018 19: 24
            0
            Quote: onix757
            The capitalist RF is not able to create its own brand, which causes pride in the country.

            Hate Russia?
            1. onix757
              onix757 20 January 2018 20: 23
              +2
              Quote: Naputeon Bonaput
              Quote: onix757
              The capitalist RF is not able to create its own brand, which causes pride in the country.

              Hate Russia?

              Why, I really love. yes
          2. Vadim237
            Vadim237 20 January 2018 19: 34
            +1
            "The Russian Federation is not able to create its own brand that evokes pride in the country." What are you, military equipment, the nuclear industry - why not a brand.
            1. onix757
              onix757 20 January 2018 20: 27
              +6
              Quote: Vadim237
              "The Russian Federation is not able to create its own brand that evokes pride in the country." What are you, military equipment, the nuclear industry - why not a brand.

              These brands come from the country in whose economy Chubais nailed up nails.
              1. Vadim237
                Vadim237 21 January 2018 12: 51
                +1
                It was the RSFSR - present-day Russia.
                1. AllXVahhaB
                  AllXVahhaB 24 January 2018 16: 58
                  0
                  Quote: Vadim237
                  It was the RSFSR - present-day Russia.

                  It was the USSR! Present-day Russia in every possible way denies it ...
        2. Per se.
          Per se. 22 January 2018 13: 01
          +1
          Quote: Klaus
          Invalid judgment
          Wrong judgment is that stupidity is peculiar to a person, it is human nature to err, and these are far from identical concepts. You can argue in the classical sense of rational, - expensive durability (reusable use) and cheap fragility (single use), but where is the example of “Zhiguli” and “Mercedes”? Machines of a different class and price category, and the criterion of quality-reliability, is not an indicator on this example of any kind of "inferiority" of socialism. Positive capitalism ended with the emergence of transnational monopolies, and the elimination of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc as a whole, only strengthened monopolism, already in the absence of rivalry of systems. Socialism lagged due to the inexperience and youthfulness of the system, unequal starting conditions, but this is a more progressive system, the return of which is inevitable for the further preservation and development of civilization. AND, gladcu2 right, capitalism has become a planetary virus, devouring resources for the sake of super-profits and disfiguring morality, the fruit of a society of consumers, crazy shopaholics who can sell more today than yesterday, and tomorrow more than today. For this, we also need relevant goods, which are not only tempting to buy, but also forcing, by virtue of the pledged time, a guarantee, by virtue of one-time, up to a sowing fund in the agricultural sector (when GMOs are imposed).
  8. vlad007
    vlad007 20 January 2018 19: 28
    +1
    It’s written well, the hand of the master is felt. I would like to continue on the topic "Roscosmos stirred." Roscosmos has long “stirred” —the new Union, the Angara, the Federation, the Crown, the Angara with wings, etc. It would be nice to write about the Eastern Cosmodrome. The cosmodrome is cool, I mean it, I watched several documentaries, and they fly from Baikonur and Plesetsk - if I am not mistaken, there is no launch complex for Proton on Vostochny. Some kind of confusion which I would like to understand.
  9. Lexus
    Lexus 20 January 2018 20: 29
    0
    Under Mask hidden

    Yes, so he Rogozin "covered"! lol
  10. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 20 January 2018 21: 46
    +6
    And what does Musk, in fact, launch? As I understand it, he uses open circuit motors, only a lot. The fact that Korolev did not have time, or rather, that which died under the cry of "Cybernetics is a corrupt girl of capitalism !!"
    In general, Mask has one innovation - the engine management system. Of which in this way it is possible to squeeze the maximum despite the fact that the rocket does not collapse from nonequilibrium traction.
    As I understand it, Roscosmos still considers cybernetics a corrupt girl, that is, the thrust control of our engines is still at the level of Korolev's single-chip computers. This, of course, is no accident. The fact is that we still fly on Soviet specialists. Of the youth, they are funny young computer scientists who should be taught space design, but no one, since the training system has long been crushed, and thieves. They command computer scientists (and they themselves are), and have neither the time nor the desire to start something like that there. What for? Not for that, Moscow stands to work ...
    In general, our engines, assembled in one housing, and controlled by a system similar to the one that controls the Mask missiles, would have thrown into space incredible cargoes of today. And quite easy. Of course, this is not a solution to the problems of astronautics, earthly rockets are simply unsuitable for real space, but we could easily pull the nose to pull the rest, for example, by building some kind of space city at a relatively low cost.
    If not for the management system that is built now. It reliably slows down and disrupts any creative movements from which it is not possible to steal at least two-thirds of the resource. In my opinion, our authorities have played wild capitalism just monstrously ...
  11. Barnaul, Altai
    Barnaul, Altai 20 January 2018 21: 55
    +4
    In my opinion, such a scenario should be considered and allowed ...
    But what if Musk is a cover for NASA?
    Suppose, at some point, the US astronautics went into crisis, and in order not to suffer image losses, it “formally” gave this industry to a private trader.
    In reality, he, this Musk, is just a cover.
    All technologies are state-owned.
    They reduced state injections and tightened private investors, and Musk is a dummy.
    And now, when he has an unsuccessful launch, no one screams that the US has screwed up.
    Everyone says that the genius Ilon Mask is only at the beginning of the journey and has the right to make a mistake.
    It seems like a private person and a beginner, this is permissible.
    In fact, a mask is a marketer and manager, nothing more.
    The only plus that really dipped Russia in space projects.
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 20 January 2018 22: 40
      +3
      Well, the fact that Merikasy or NASA or Boeing will still make themselves good rockets - no one doubted. Well, someone decided to cash in space in such a perverse way through the Mask - this is their right. I want to remind you that for all the "remarkableness" of the falcon - not just a few days ago, the specialists put to death to prevent the falcon from sending people "it is more dangerous and terrible as a mortal sin." tongue . By the way, that they will never fly on falcons - it was written a very long time ago, there the stirrup engine itself and these ears cannot solve these problems with feints. Yes, and reusability has already been dismantled and the "bones washed" on all sides - this is the hat in this embodiment. Here is the launch of a carrier from an airplane from a great height - this is promising. And the point here is not the disposability of the engines, of course they are not reusable, but the fact is that disassembling, cleaning, troubleshooting and confirming access to the flight for engines results in an insane amount even against the background of already not cheap production. Also, I have never heard how many times they (reckon) are going to reuse engines? This is not an idle question, for with each flight, the probability of a critical failure increases. Even if defects are detected on the ground, it will still affect the "savings." After all, flying on one engine 50 times and 5 is “two big differences” fool So far we have only ONE (declared) restart.
      If he speaks of the “genius of Mask itself, then there’s nothing to talk about, it’s all“ candy ”and“ bare defects ”distracting from the essence. am The latest example from Hong Kong is indicative - as soon as all privileges for its Tesla were canceled, then sales fell almost to ZERO fool . Oh, and so right away? Maybe the truth is that all of his "genius" was based on self-deception and preferences before competitors, yes yes - it was precisely the withdrawal of his products from "for all" to "only for bowers" that made it possible to keep such a crazy price tag for such shit. As in that joke about "the right kid in Zurich meets another right kid and - why did you buy such a tack?" - for 10 bucks around the corner. - you are a sucker, they sell exactly the same for 100 on the next street !! " laughing good .
      By the way, the author is completely right - listening to the madhouse about, it’s a pity you can’t scold me, about the “tunnel train” in a vacuum, it directly pierces me with hysterics and “face”. And from the words about “a base on Mars for a million people” - one to one about H. Nasredin and his “for 20 years or don’t put up the ass or look” good tongue
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 21 January 2018 01: 01
        0
        Over the past 20 years, they have flown more than once. The Padishah-Mask will develop, and the donkey-Falcon rocket and ITS will be improved.
        1. your1970
          your1970 24 January 2018 14: 18
          0
          Quote: Vadim237
          Over the past 20 years, they have flown more than once. The Padishah-Mask will develop, and the donkey-Falcon rocket and ITS will be improved.
          - Do you imagine the physical volumes of 1 million people? The amount of food for the same million?
          1mln * 1 kg of food (conditionally) =1000 tons eating IN A DAY+1 liter of water per day * 1mln =2000 tons of cargo per day at least- this is the volume of railway transportation and no missiles will pull it. And even if they are improved - even if the carrying capacity is 100 tons, it will only be necessary for water and food 20 launches per day
  12. VVK_VDB
    VVK_VDB 20 January 2018 22: 35
    +1
    Quote: Naputeon Bonaput
    Quote: onix757
    The capitalist RF is not able to create its own brand, which causes pride in the country.

    Hate Russia?

    Are you a liberal?
  13. babash
    babash 21 January 2018 01: 51
    +2
    What I personally like about Mask, what he has, what Peter 1 called - "Anger towards navigation"
  14. prosto_rgb
    prosto_rgb 21 January 2018 04: 20
    +1
    as usual, horsemen and rockets mixed, if we are talking about space and the Mask
    here
    at your leisure, watch a very detailed video about the creation of Falcon9 and of course all its versions and modifications in the process of creation:
  15. Altona
    Altona 21 January 2018 11: 19
    +3
    Quote: spirit
    Are you talking about Rogozin?

    --------------------------
    Rogozin is more like a brake than an effective manager. He has no data for the manager, only PR, and more than that of Mask.
  16. Simple
    Simple 21 January 2018 13: 31
    +1
    Quote: gladcu2
    We recall the Soviet refrigerators ...


    They were not because they were durable because they were Soviet, but because the cooling system was made of alloys with a high copper content.

    Quote: gladcu2
    TVs have been a resource in 25 years.
    some of these "durable" as soon as possible began to switch to the "Japanese"
  17. Simple
    Simple 21 January 2018 13: 39
    0
    The Martian project he proposed was a cunning combination that pursued several goals ...



    By the way, the game "Surviving Mars" will go on sale in the coming months
  18. viktorch
    viktorch 22 January 2018 15: 33
    0
    I really do not understand, on Mars what are going to send green men? it’s possible to break off with people at the first solar flare,
    it’s not serious at all, the maxim does nothing or hurt in the 70s, well, it’s great that he pushed toads from Roskosmos in the ass,

    to solve the problems of flying to Mars "head-on" on today's engines, and with today's materials, it’s very expensive, no one has enough budgets, but a tricky plan, xs, at least we need better engines than chemistry, and a new radio protection, where does Max and this and that?
  19. looker-on
    looker-on 22 January 2018 23: 22
    0
    Great article! I already thought it would be watering from G.; Aries. Everything is correctly and correctly written, thanks
    1. ccsr
      ccsr 23 January 2018 13: 20
      0
      Quote: looker-on
      Great article! I already thought it would be watering from G.; Aries. Everything is correctly and correctly written, thanks

      This is a common dummy that is thrown in to simulate brain activity in some people who cannot think critically.
      Even if we assume that we are technically ready to send a million people to Mars, regardless of the costs, the question still arises, but how will they survive there? Could it be that it will be cheaper for us to save humanity on Earth in the event of global shocks than to save part of the human population on Mars.
      That is why we can talk seriously about the exploration of Mars, as well as other planets, when we will be able to at least somehow change their climatic conditions, with the aim of removing living organisms of different species that can self-reproduce in open conditions.
      The rest of the chatter about Martian cities can be safely thrown into the basket until we can somehow influence the formation of its atmosphere under the parameters for living life, which exists in different forms on Earth. But this will require not so much spacecraft as work in the field of genetic engineering and medicine.
      So we will be cutting loot for a long time on ships, speculating on the development of other planets - but there, as the famous song says, "apple trees should bloom" (or at least something else terrestrial) ....
      1. Baikal
        Baikal 24 January 2018 01: 48
        0
        Quote: ccsr
        But this will require not so much spacecraft as work in the field of genetic engineering and medicine.

        Hehe) This will primarily require knowledge such as "but how do we re-launch the core of this planet, which is so dead as a mammoth?" laughing
  20. ccsr
    ccsr 24 January 2018 13: 46
    0
    Quote: Baikal
    Quote: ccsr
    But this will require not so much spacecraft as work in the field of genetic engineering and medicine.

    Hehe) This will primarily require knowledge such as "but how do we re-launch the core of this planet, which is so dead as a mammoth?" laughing

    I can’t say anything about the “launch of the kernel,” I don’t know how to do it. But taking into account the fact that the planets cool down over time, the question is on a different plane - is there enough solar energy and introduced biomaterials to start the process of creating at least some acceptable atmosphere. As I understand it, the challenges facing the colonization of Mars or other planets.