PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,

The FAQ Question of the Day

According to a NASA study, a colony needs a population in the hundreds of thousands to support any kind of industry. How could we get that many people to live in a space ark? It would be very expensive.

This study must have been based on out-of-date technology. All that is required is human DNA and robots to create the human colony at the desired destination. (Such a method could be used for interstellar space travel, for example.) Our planned space arks, however, will contain 1,000 fully developed humans.

-from the Lifeboat Foundation FAQ (thanks to SomethingAwful.)

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