• Question: What are your thoughts on Elon Musk's Space X Mission to send a BFR to Mars? Do you think that a self sustaining civilisation on Mars could be humanities future?

    Asked by French N-2231F to Sam on 20 Nov 2019. This question was also asked by GenZer.
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      Sam Lawrence answered on 20 Nov 2019:

      I think it’s an excellent ambition, lots of useful technology will be developed when trying to pursue a mission like this. That said, it’s also very important to realise that in all likelihood, colonising mars will not solve issues around global warming – we can’t just throw away this planet. We have one planet, we should first and foremost respect it because we could potentially cause irreversible damage.