HOW & WHY WE WILL COLONIZE MARS

How & why we will colonize Mars - Estúdio447 English Club

HOW & WHY WE WILL COLONIZE MARS

* It is now looking increasingly likely that the first humans to colonize Mars will happen in our lifetime. This workshop will discuss exactly how people are currently planning to go to Mars and why it is such an important step for humanity.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB: 11/01/2017 - 19:30h – 21:00h
THURSDAY NIGHT CLUB: 12/01/2017 - 19:30h – 21:00h
LOCATION: Chez Vous (Av. Lavandisca, 395 - Moema)

DURATION: (1.5 hours per workshop)
WHERE: Chez Vous (Av. Lavandisca, 395 - Moema)
GROUP SIZE: 6 people
PRICE: 
1 WORKSHOP - R$80   (inclui um drink)

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HOW & WHY WE WILL COLONIZE MARS

“From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’” Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 astronaut, 1974


INTRODUCTION
Today you probably don’t spend much time thinking about Mars, even less about one day visiting the big red planet. But what if I told you that there are people, some of the smartest minds on Earth, thinking about exactly this all day, every day. These people work for a company called SpaceX, whose leader Elon Musk has made it his mission to make everyone think a whole lot more about Mars. In this workshop we will discover why it is looking increasingly likely that you will have the opportunity to go to Mars within your lifetime. We will begin by looking at the story of humans in space, discuss how SpaceX plans to colonize Mars with 1 million people and why it is such an important step for the future of humanity.

* I would like to credit Tim Urban’s fascinating Wait But Why article titled “How and Why SpaceX will colonize Mars” as the original inspiration and basis for much of the content of this workshop. For the full, in depth and entertaining look at this subject I strongly urge you to read this article. 
 

THE STORY OF HUMANS IN SPACE
In 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik 1, the first man-made object into orbit. In April 1961, the Soviets then launched Yuri Gagarin into a full orbit around the Earth, making the first human in space a Soviet. Then, in 1969, the United States broadcast to the world, pictures of the Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first humans to walk on the moon.

It’s hard to fully comprehend what a big deal this was. Ever since life on Earth began 3.6 billion years ago, no earthly creature had set foot on any celestial body other than the Earth. Suddenly, there are Armstrong and Aldrin, bouncing around on another sphere, looking up in the sky where the moon is supposed to be and seeing the Earth instead. Insane.
 

WHY COLONIZE MARS
US Congressman Barney Frank, who spent three decades playing a key role in US budget decision-making, calls ambitious manned space travel “at best a luxury that the country ought not to be indulging in” and “a complete and total waste of money”. Upon first assessment, Frank is being perfectly rational—after all, in the face of concerns like healthcare, national security, education, and poverty, should we really make room for an “adventure budget”?
 

MUSK’S MISSION
Like the rest of us, Elon Musk has a handful of life goals. Unlike the rest of us, one of those life goals is to put 1,000,000 people on Mars. He argues that we must put a million people on Mars if we are to ensure that humanity has a future.

 

*** THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF THE HOW & WHY WE WILL COLONIZE MARS WORKSHOP! IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THIS CONVERSATION WORKSHOP IN FULL, WITH A GLASS OF WINE AND A FRIENDLY GROUP OF PEOPLE, THEN PLEASE CONTACT US TO FIND OUT HOW TO PARTICIPATE. 
 

The rest of this workshop will discuss...

  • THE SCARY THING ABOUT THE UNIVERSE
  • IMAGINE HUMANITY IS A HARD DRIVE
  • WHAT ANOTHER SMART GUY SAID
  • HOW TO COLONIZE MARS
  • PHASE 1: FIGURE OUT HOW TO PUT THINGS INTO SPACE
  • PHASE 2: REVOLUTIONISE THE COST OF SPACE TRAVEL
  • MARS COLONIAL TRANSPORTER
  • PHASE 3: COLONIZING MARS
  • THE FUTURE OF MARS AND BEYOND
  • THE END GOAL FOR MUSK
  • THE GREATEST ADVENTURE IN HISTORY
     

QUESTION

Do you think it is a good idea for humanity to attempt to colonize Mars now? Please let us know by leaving a response in the comment section below.

 


VOCABULARY

  • petty: (adjective) [Portuguese: mesquinho] - of little importance; trivial.
  • to grab: (verb) [Portuguese: agarrar] - grasp or seize suddenly and roughly.
  • the scruff of the neck: (expression) [Portuguese: agarrar pelo pescoço]
  • son of a bitch: [Portuguese: filho da puta] An offensive way to call someone. However, this is not considered as offensive to say in English as in Portuguese.
  • urge: (noun) [Portuguese: impulso] - a strong desire or impulse.
  • a big deal: (expression) [Portuguese: um grande negócio] – Something or someone really important.
  • creature: (noun) [Portuguese: criatura] - an animal, as distinct from a human being.
  • bouncing: (noun) [Portuguese: saltando/pulando] - an act of jumping or an instance of being moved up and down.
  • sphere: (noun) [Portuguese: esfera] - a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center.
  • budget: (noun) [Portuguese: orçamento] - an estimate of income and expenditure for a set period of time.
  • wreaks havoc: (expression) [Portuguese: causa estragos]
  • to thrive: (verb) [Portuguese: prosperar] - (of a child, animal, or plant) grow or develop well or vigorously.
  • conventional wisdom: (noun) [Portuguese: sabedoria popular] - a generally accepted theory or belief.
  • cruise ship: (noun) [Portuguese: navio de cruzeiro] - a big ship for leisure trips.
  • cliff: (noun) [Portuguese: precipício] - a steep rock face, especially at the edge of the sea.
  • threshold: (noun) [Portuguese: limite] - the magnitude or intensity that must be exceeded for a certain reaction, phenomenon, result, or condition to occur.
  • to be wrapped up (in someone or something): [Portuguese: enrolado] - concerned or obsessed with someone or something. Sally is pretty wrapped up in herself.

EXTRA INFO

  • Olympus Mons: the tallest mountain on Mars and in our Solar System at a height of 21.9 Km.
  • Valles Marinaris: The largest canyon in the Solar System cuts a wide swath across the face of Mars. This grand valley extends over 3,000 kilometres long, spans as much as 600 kilometres across, and delves as much as 8 kilometres deep.

SOURCES

VIDEO SOURCES

 

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