Russian scientist: ‘Humanity will soon begin to colonize Mars’

MOSCOW, (BM) – Humanity will make its first attempts to colonize Mars relatively soon, but the settlement of the Red Planet by humans is a matter of a very distant future, learned citing news agency

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This was stated by Maxim Litvak, Head of the Neutron and Gamma Spectroscopy Laboratory at the Department of Nuclear Planetology at the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

“Probably people will make their first attempts to colonize Mars fairly soon. But the adaptation of Mars to life by the human race is in the very distant future. With existing technologies, this is impossible in principle, so now we can only fantasize about this,” he said.

However, the scientist believes that it is time for humanity to come out of its “shell”. “Ultimately, it is important to understand how long we can live and grow beyond our cradle – Earth and whether humanity is able to adapt to all conditions,” he added.

According to Litvak, humanity must “to train” to live on other planets on the moon.

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“The masterpiece of the Russian lunar program will be to build a permanent base on the lunar surface. At intermediate stages, we have to work very well with automatic stations and robots to create all the conditions for this,” he explained.


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