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  1. If Musk and company are planning a Mars colony, have sufficient thoughts and plans been given to the sociological/emotional wants and needs of visitors and/or residents? Will there be amusement parks, restaurants, libraries, etc., for instance?

    Not many people now nor in the future will be able to afford a round trip to Mars. The novelty of space travel could wear away sooner than expected.

    A colony for vacationing, exploring, [and maybe living] would increase the likelihood of a successful Mars venture. But still the psychological and sociological necessities of residents must be resolved.

    • I’m pretty sure the first manned missions will be exploration mission to lay the ground work for a real colony, but a full self-sustainable Mars colony is probably a century away (or more).

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