Is it possible for humans to colonize the moon by the end of the century?
Just an fyi, I shared this poll.
Sure it's possible, but we won't.
Not a chance.
I just found out at dinner that my family bought an acre on moon. Of course that's meaningless but if we get the chance to colonize I will be on my way to build my home away from home.
I'm not sure why we'd bother.
Being a Heinlein fan, having read so many of his short stories concerning Lunar and Mars colonization, I necessarily see the two as inextricably linked. Lunar resources and mining to be a shipyard and spaceport for Mars supply lines.
The Lunar experiment for working out the bugs on living on Mars.
It would be cool, but I doubt it. First the moon would need an atmosphere, water ... an entire ecosystem. That's a pretty big order. Or we'd be stuck living underneath some kind of bubble.
No atmosphere, little gravity, and no resources. You would hemorrhage resources from the Earth, which is growing ever more scarce everyday. You have a better chance of colonizing Mars; which through teraformation, I believe is possible.
It's possible; not practical.
Certainly possible, but whether it will happen depends on whether there is enough value in doing so to make it worth the expense and risk. I'd like to see it, set up as a permanent nearby spaceport for routine traffic within the solar system.
Yeah, but Mars is a much more attractive future colony. A century or so of terraforming and it could be almost as good as earth.
I don't see what the benefit would be but sure.
Yes. I only hope it's because we want to, and not because we have to.