Living on Another Planet

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Living on another planet:
How would we do it, why, and where?

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Part 1
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), was formally launched on October 1, 1958, with its headquarters in Washington DC. This was the creation of a pronounced history of distinctive scientific and technological triumphs in human space flight, aeronautics, space science, and space applications. NASA had originally believed itself to be the leader in space technology and missile development however when the Soviet Union satellite Sputnik 1 was successfully launched into space while the first two US launches had failed they were proved to be wrong. This led to the Sputnik crisis. Immediately the space race began and NASA
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University of San Francisco

Kepler 186f Tate,C. University of San Francisco

Kepler 186f: * 500 light years from Earth. * 1.1 times the radius of the earth. * 32.5 million miles from its Sun. * It has a 129.9 day orbit.
Setting aside the current technological problems of actually getting there, let us examine what we would need to survive on a new world. The basics of Earth are much different than those needed on another planet, as many

7 things we have now we take for granted. Humanity now states that the basic necessities consist of: Food, water, shelter, and clothing. There are some psychological needs that go along with that as well including love, feeling safe, and esteem along with self-actualization.
Many of the threats that might lead to our demise or need for another planet are manmade. The amount of resources we consume each year already far outweighs what this planet can sustain. Some sources state that by the year 2030 we will be consuming two planets worth of resources annually. So what would we do on another planet? Live in a biosphere, sealed in a huge bubble? That would probably be the case for somewhere near earth like Mars. Everything we need would need to be generated from nearly nothing. Then every ounce of that left over nothingness would need to be recycled and/or re used. Water, one of the most precious commodities, would need to be recycled in ways that many would cringe to think
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