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Evan Sonderman, Connie Sircar, Dylan Davis

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Recent advances in modern technology make it human settlement on other planets possible; however, there are several challenges on the way.
By: Evan Sonderman, Connie Sircar, Dylan Davis
Inquiry Research Project

How feasible is human settlement on other planets?
How feasible
is human settlement on other planets?
The Broad Terms:
Capable of being done, possible
A settling or being settled, colony
Setting the Context
How Feasible is it?
People throughout history have dreamed of life on other planets.
Ancient astronomers have studied the sky and the stars for centuries wondering what is beyond our planet
Mankind has since evolved technologically making space travel possible
This has peaked modern scientists' curiosity of humans living on other planets
Discursive Thesis
Is It Feasible?
Human settlement has been proven to be a very feasible, technology-wise.
Claim/Student Idea
Modern research in science and technology have improved the prospect of settlement on space further.
"Mars One"
Student Claim
Scientists from around the world have also proposed other plans for human settlement, some even more simplistic and achievable than Mars One.
The Potočnik Station
The station that Potočnik proposed uses the uncomplicated scientific systems that were availability in the 20's to create settlement in space.
Concrete Evidence
Since the idea was come up with in the 1920's, much of the technology needed for it has been invented in modern laboratories, making it very possible.
Is It Feasible?
One of the major obstacles to human settlement on space is the cost.
Concrete Evidence
It is difficult to raise money for space travel ever since President Obama reduced funds to NASA for his new budget plan.
Cost Analysis
The majority of the cost is associated with procedures that have already proven successful in the past, such as launching and landing, which will make it easier to raise funds.
Is It Feasible?
Student Claim
The lack of capital is going to make the settlement of humans on other planets or in space very challenging.
Another issue for human settlement on other planets is finding candidates for the missions.
Student Claim
Finding suitable candidates for space travel and space settlement is a significant interference.
Explain/Concrete Evidence
"Mars One" Website
Is It Feasible?
Since settlement would be permanent, there would be no return trip, saving needed technology and reducing risk/cost.
Student Claim
Without needing a return trip, human settlement becomes much easier and feasible.
"Mars One." Mars One. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <http://www.mars-one.com>.
"Space and NASA News – Universe and Deep Space Information | Space.com." Space.com. Purch. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <http://www.space.com>.
"Noordung, Herman (1892–1929)." Noordung, Herman (1892-1929). The Worlds of David Darling. Web. 22 Apr. 2015. <http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/N/Noordung.html>.
Explain/Concrete Evidence
"Absence of a return mission reduces the mission infrastructure radically. No return vehicle, return propellant or the systems to produce the propellant locally are required"
Mars One
The lack of any need for return supplies, the cost for such a lofty mission is virtually cut in half
Drawing Conclusions/Future Implications
While there are many obstacles in the path of expanding mankind's horizons,
human settlement on other planets is completely feasible
. The
Mars One
company has already received hundreds of thousands of applicants who wish to populate Mars. Each applicant is required to pay a fee that helps fund the company and their missions. The project aims to launch their first mission in 2026 and send subsequent missions every 26 months. Mankind's limitations are simply over the horizon waiting to arise.
Recycled Prompts
Related Space/Science Prompts
How valuable is the knowledge being gained form observations and space telescopes.
Assess the suitability of solar power for generation sufficient energy.
To what extent is it correct to claim that modern technology enables businesses to be located anywhere.
Mars One
Dutch company planning a permanent colony of mars by 2026
uses existing technology
Recent discoveries show
there are ice caps on Mars
the soil is made of Iron Oxide
Herman Potočnik
An Austro-Hungarian engineer
proposed a cylindrical human habitat
would be simplistic and easy to develop
Astronaut candidates must
meet physical requirements
be diverse in background
speak English
be willing to live in space or another planet for the rest of their lives
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