Living In Space ultimately means sustaining human life in space, and being free of the confines that bind us to Earth, where life began. The goal is to sustain ourselves in an environment that’s eternal with unlimited possibilities. That environment is outer space, not other planets or moons, and the initial launching pad is Earth.
Now that we can protect ourselves from solar radiation, we can begin to prepare for the first AwayMission, past the Moon and beyond, to the Asteroid Belt. The first purpose of traveling to the Asteroid Belt will be to mine its valuable materials and build new Hotels In Space.
The Asteroid Belt is a region between the inner planets and outer planets where billions of asteroids are found orbiting the Sun. The Main Asteroid Belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. Asteroids are primordial leftover rocky matter that never successfully converged into a planet or moon, but continue to revolve around the Sun.
There are 26 known asteroids larger than 200 km across. Half of the Asteroid Belt range from 10 km to 100 km in diameter. In numbers, the vast majority of asteroids are small, very small between grains of sand and car size..
What makes traveling to the asteroid belt so appealing is the precious metals it holds including vast deposits of nickel, iron, lead, and magnesium. In addition to these metals, scientists believe water, oxygen, gold and platinum also exist on some asteroids. Tasha9503 believes there is enough vital material there to mine, smelt, and manufacture living accommodations, on location, without needing fuel to lift it off a planet..
Once inside the Belt, six robotic arms will be deployed to dissect the asteroids that are smaller than 9m (9 yards) in diameter, length or width, and position the pieces within the cargo bays. The pieces will be extracted of all its useful material, and smelted down in preparation to manufacture new infrastructure and components to build reproductions of the Hotels In Space..
Some people have suggested that left-over material mined from the Asteroid Belt could be thrown on a collision course with Mars, enlarging the planet, and in turn creating a stronger gravitational force that would allow the planet to hold oxygen and hydrogen, two elements needed to support life. As we throw the material at Mars, we will be altering its spin and its orbit. As this can be achieved, Mars will become inhabitable. Humans will take on an entirely new way of life as Martians..