Extraterrestrial military expedition?

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    The military used to be the sponsor and pusher of science. Why is it not any more? Wouldn't it beintesersting to participate in a military expedition is outer space? Like in the asteroid belt? Looking for minerals? And developing new weapons to shoot up our neighbors? This would be such an interesting job! Your opinion?
     
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    You know that is not as insane as you or some might believe.

    The world need to explore space even more and discover why we are being left alone out here. Our nations here need to have a race to mars, Europa, and Pluto, and while at it research should be poured into discovering new ways to travel, weapons ( because there could be a hostile life form out there ) and ways to survive and Terraforming planets and moons like Mars and Europa...
     
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    Terraforming is probably ominous. But setting up colonies on these locations is the way to the future.
     
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    The question for me would be if children are born on any of these possible colonies how much would this change the Human physiology?
     
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    The militarization of space is supposed to be against international law.
     
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    It would be a waste of resources to try and terraform Mars or Europa. Mars has a very weak electromagnetic field any additional atmosphere would be blown away by the solar winds and the radiation would kill plant life. Europa is way to cold and Jupiter puts out a lot of radiation of its own. If we are going to terraform any planet in our solar system it would have to be Venus.

    As far as children growing up on colonies in space the lower gravity would cay=use them to be taller than their counter parts on Earth and their bones would end up more brittle its possible that they could never visit Earth without some sort of mechanical assistance.
     
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    This is an interesting problem, because the children would have to spend most of their lives within centrifuges to develop the muscles for regular work. I guess that when generations grow up as space fighters and never visit earth, the centrifugal rotation may be just built in every space station, or the mechanical systems of space stations could be scaled down for reduced human activation force. I would still want at least the girl soldiers to have good sporty shapes there, so I vote for the building of the centrifuges instead of the down scaling. Then we could station children also at planets or moons slightly larger than Earth, to help them naturally grow bigger muscles, so when they lose some in space, it is not a real loss.
     
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    Which is why every nation does it so slowly and in a subversive fashion. Maybe this law needs changing, to bring it out in the open, and appropriate the correct amount of money for it. This would boost trade too, in many western deindustrialized slum nations too.
     
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    Experiments have been conducted in space where various seeds and algae were taken up and exposed to cosmic radiation, and they happily continued their lives there. Ionizing radiation runs havoc in biological DNA, but ~ 90 % of DNA looks like error correction code for the blueprint. So, under this condition, radiation is only a race against the effectiveness of this error correction program, not an immediate killer. The lack of atmosphere is a bigger problem, but geologists indicate, that even on Earth, plants started in an oxygen less atmosphere, full of sulfur and nitrogen, and there are some that don't even use the atmosphere but minerals only, I think.
     
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    Not venus. No Magnetic poles, temp of around 860 def F. They would like to do a lander on it but it's way too inhospitable do do that.
     

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