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  • Okay, okay… so Perseverance finds life on Mars. Now what? Are we obligated to protect the planet from aliens, meaning us? Make the planet a sanctuary? Or do we simply ignore the microscopic life and exploit Mars for its resources, minerals, and then terraform it, to meet the needs of humans? Some groups on Asgardia Social are ready to do just…Read More

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    • That is a really good question. I think that we should aim for a minimal foot print on Mars and aim for something closer to home. Build and maintain space habitats that orbit Earth and the same on the Moon. Just my thoughts. Anyone else have thoughts on this?
    • Your life in space: How do you think your health will change?
      Current research suggests your telomeres would be longer, suggesting you may live longer, but with a higher risk of cancer. Add to that astronauts receive about 1,000 times the average yearly sea level dose of cosmic radiation. But then you’d look younger since your wrinkles would be…Read More

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    • To what extent, if any, should we allow scientists and physicians to tinker with our genome, and insert implantable devices into our bodies to adapt to life in space?

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    • Should Asgardia advocate for an international space weapons ban? Russia and the US are already test firing weapons both away from Earth and towards it. If not now, when? After the first attack?

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    • What sort of misdeeds and crimes would warrant a person getting spaced? That is, pushed into an airlock and ejected without a suit. I’m talking about those beyond the usual terrestrial crimes. If you disagree with the idea completely, I’d like to hear from you as well! Come on folks! Ethics in Space is about philosophical discussion, weigh in!

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      • Pedophiles, murderers and rapists would get spaced.
          • Indeed Inara (nice rime). But what about making illicit drugs, gene splicing hybrids, or implant peddlers? Should we consider carriers that intentionally spread endemic diseases?
          • We all know where I stand on this. 👍🏼
            • Serial killer s who never been incarcerated, religions killer, the thing its no one now the criminal mind of a social person 😀
                • How about people that speak against Asgardia? How should they be dealt with? And if not spaced, will we build prison ships?
                    • People who speak Evil of Asgardia, ….analyze why they do it? if it’s because they don’t see a quick move for them to see the promise Asgardia offers. those who fill their heads that Asgardia is a False …… wonder what you would do to recover more than half of that negative group,? and ask yourself where would you send a…

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                      • My, that’s dark. So you’re recommending re-education camps instead of prisons. Reprogramming folks rather than punishing them. There is a country in the world where they do that. Is it effective? I don’t know. It is an intriguing idea. Then you’d have to have a structure to determine how broad thinking could go, and how far actions could be…

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                        • We know that in the future, whatever the gossipers say, Asgardia will buy a place on earth, if we observe Asgardia wants to become completely independent ,,,,? Why would Asgardia buy a place on Earth? Because you will need landings from business people, tourist travelers ,,, yes, why invest money in another landing platform! …. when…

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                        • I have the experience of facing serious hand-to-hand trials with these different types of attitudes, and believe me out of 10, only 3 are rehabilitated again … when I make my proposals … I do them from experiences on the battlefield, no behind a table and chair. I made a Proposal since I became Parliamentarian .. 1- seen 1917 Asgardia…

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              • For $55 million you can spend 10 days on the ISS including 4 weeks of training at the Cosmodrome. Is this elitist? Asgardia is making an effort to create a Nation of common folk in space. The offer suggest $550K per kg, while the current cost of launch into space is $20K per kg. How do we correct space travel costs to make it reasonable for everyone?

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                • At this time getting to space is expensive. But as we see from the news feed the race to make space accessible to the wealthy is going to bring down the cost of getting to space. Once that happens it will have a ripple effect on the whole space industry. Passenger ships will carry passengers and small cargo. Cargo ships will carry cargo…

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              • On December 16, 2020, the White House issued Space Policy Directive-6 (SPD-6), which outlines a national strategy for using space nuclear power and propulsion (SNPP) systems in a safe and effective manner. The new policy directive confirms the United States’ commitment to using SNPP systems and establishing nuclear power stations on the moon and…Read More

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                • Now that is an excellent question. I would have to say that in space I would not be opposed to using it power ships as to using it for anything here on Earth. In space any problem is potentially catastrophic on a ship and if the worst case scenario happens then you lose ship and crew. On Earth there is a possibility that you could lose so…

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                  • True, like you, I think nuclear powered ships have their advantages in space. I believe their application would be best served not in liftoff but in space beyond Earth’s orbit. Using fission powered lift off vehicles in our atmosphere is an invitation to catastrophe Asgardia should advocate to ban their use! Fusion may be an option based on…

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                    • I agree with you on that. We need a better (safer) way to get off the ground here on Earth. When they figure out how to do that we will be set for space travel.
                      I don’t know of any nuclear powered subs that have had problems, so that’s something to be said for nuclear powered space ships.
                        • There are a couple of Russian nuclear subs that failed. To my knowledge other countries have fared better.
                            • Once we develop spider silk composites, we may be able to build a space elevator! CRISPR may be the key.
                    • As we build platforms and bases off planet, should we perseverate in a social structure of haves and have-nots? Or should we seek an alternative form of society? Do away with money altogether. Allow everyone to serve and grow to their maximum capacity, or not work at all if they choose.

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                      • I think that as soon as we move off world we should move to a Universal Income and provide room and board, education and meals for all Asgardians. This will remove social pressure and allow Asgardians to pursue their interests. Those who work, and those in advanced degree or dangerous jobs will earn an income that will exceed their UBI.…

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                    • To what extent should Asgardia build defenses into their bases and platforms? What sort of weapons should they carry, if any? And should Earth based politics and conflicts play a role in space exploration and colonization?

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                      • When considering the brutality, greedy, and political ambitions in the world, I think it will be necessary to take up arms, no matter how much I am against taking up arms. But the question of what kind of weapons should go into some technical knowledge. Although we know about the weapons that can be used in the world, I do not think those…

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                    • Adding to Inara’s discussion, should transgenders have their own space arks, or should they be required to integrate into the community? Similarly, should Asgardia provide platforms to house races, religions, or staunch nationalists who wish to live in segregation, or should they also be required to live and be part of an integrated Asgardia?

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                      • Asgardia was created so that all the negative things on earth would not be there. Humans must live together with any belief, attitude or religion.As transgender is an interest and can not be taken from a person
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