Trip to Mars (though not extrasolar)

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Trip to Mars (though not extrasolar)

Post by marasama on 20th October 2008, 12:47 am

Hopefully this thread can be under this section.

I was wondering what you guys think of this idea. I emailed to NASA and guess they might or might not respond.

When traveling to Mars, space is an issue. So, why not send dwarf humans instead of the normal sized humans.
Any thoughts on this?

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Re: Trip to Mars (though not extrasolar)

Post by Sirius_Alpha on 20th October 2008, 5:57 pm

Due to their different size and structure, I would guess it's harder for them to keep in shape.

Space-related affects are still an issue (bone mass loss, radiation, etc).

I honestly don't see much of a benefit. I could be wrong though.

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Post by marasama on 3rd November 2008, 1:14 am

Yeah, total bone mass may be an issue. But then again, there has never been a dwarf human in space. So, no real results.

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Re: Trip to Mars (though not extrasolar)

Post by qraal on 28th February 2009, 4:37 am

Of course dwarfs might argue that over-sized humans are the mutation and theirs is the normal stature. It's an interesting question. Does anyone know a dwarf to ask what they think?

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