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The Challenge of Space

the road to success is always under construction

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life in space isn't all fame and glamour

significant obstacles to overcome before live can become anything close to "normal"

No Atmosphere

breathing is a way of life

atmospheric pressure balances internal bodily pressure

dissipating excess heat can be a problem

vacuum as a resource

Finding Other Resources

everything must be shipped in

easier to travel to other planets to find materials

Low Gravity

gravity is such a common experience in our lift that we don't think about how much it affects us


exercise as a norm

bone structure

not a problem for people who don't plan to return

low-g environment for elderly - they don't fall faster than they can react


Earth and atmosphere protect us from Solar wind, cosmic rays and a host of other sources of radiation

Asteroids and Meteors

planets provide more than radiation protection

extensive detection and tracking system required, easier to implement without an atmosphere in the way

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