Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let’s do it!

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  • Published: 03 February 2019
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    Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.

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    • ScionStorm
      ScionStorm  1 days back

      After the moon base could we not establish a satellite station further out as an intermediary in the gap between Earth and Mars somewhere that supplies could be stocked.

    • Nathan Jarboe
      Nathan Jarboe  2 days back

      Wait, if Mars is a cold radioactive desert, than why doesn’t it have radioactive elements, where’s the radioactive stuff come from and why can’t they use it?

    • Razia Khatoon
      Razia Khatoon  3 weeks back

      U have unique voice, god bless u

    • Doom2exe
      Doom2exe  4 weeks back

      Mars bases are highly susceptible to demon invasions.

    • Seth Towne
      Seth Towne  1 months back

      heh that Doom reference

  • Shane Okon
    Shane Okon  1 hours back

    Forgot the part with the Dome

    • Fathaldin Aljamal
      Fathaldin Aljamal  2 hours back

      7:51 I think you mean for the benefit of Monopolys and people whos greed is stronger than the gravity of a black hole.

      • SkyfoxPlays
        SkyfoxPlays  5 hours back

        Potatoes

        • Joshua Rivera
          Joshua Rivera  6 hours back

          I love how they vaguely referenced Doom guy toward the end lol

          • vegetariansteak
            vegetariansteak  7 hours back

            why not just a fucking moon colony?

            • omegaethan rob
              omegaethan rob  18 hours back

              But there one more thing we forgot about...




              "Aliens"

              • juanme555
                juanme555  21 hours back

                This is a great video if we're talking about trying it right now or we assumed that technology stagnated , but in reality we'll probably fuse with technology as humans and go as deep as to having tech livers , tech lungs , tech stomachs , etc. it isn't so crazy to believe that we'd eventually upgrade ourselves to be able to live on other planets , our entire history revolves around efficiency , what we call progress is actually efficiency improvements , and increase of something that already exists making it less efficient is known as a small improvement , judging by the exponential development of our race it seems rather intuitively logical that instead of us changing other planets , we'll change ourselves to better develop ourselves in other planets , it seems like the most efficient path.

                • David Ringelspaugh
                  David Ringelspaugh  21 hours back

                  would coating the walls in lead be effective?

                  • Andres Borges
                    Andres Borges  1 days back

                    Good point. Let's not do it and just build sprawling colonies in space orbiting earth and the moon!

                    • Tulley DA_Teach
                      Tulley DA_Teach  1 days back

                      Much like when the Europeans colonized North America. Both France and England lost a couple of colonies before anything started to thrive.

                      • RedStar Music
                        RedStar Music  1 days back

                        I so hope there's a scientific break through in anything to do with colonizing other planets because I really want to be able to be around by the time we're getting a stable colony on Mars

                        • Luiz Marinho
                          Luiz Marinho  1 days back

                          Mars is too small for a 7 billion population.

                          • 813Magik
                            813Magik  1 days back

                            Those the houses on tatooine

                            • Zachary Runyon
                              Zachary Runyon  1 days back

                              What about space debri? Meteors and other thing that pelt mars. What could we possibly do for such a thing?

                              • Justin Rohrer
                                Justin Rohrer  1 days back

                                July 4th 1997 an alien space craft has landed on Mars! Google it!

                                • SirKitKat
                                  SirKitKat  1 days back

                                  now all I can hope is that this happens within my lifetime so I can witness it

                                  • FrostiMintz
                                    FrostiMintz  1 days back

                                    If you remember the bomb video, Mars resembles what would happen if every bit of plutonium on Earth, the world gets flattened, cold, radioactive, etc. It would obviously be in the stage where the eternal winter clouds are gone and if there was life, it would just now be begging to take over again, if the radioactivity isn't too much or they adapted, idk if what I'm saying is correct so feel free to correct me in the comments

                                    • ASeeker
                                      ASeeker  1 days back

                                      ᴡʰʸ ᶜᵃⁿ'ᵗ ʷᵉ ʲᵘˢᵗ ᵗᵃᵏᵉ ᶜᵃʳᵉ ᵒᶠ ᵒᵘʳ ᵖˡᵃⁿᵉᵗ ᶠⁱʳˢᵗ???

                                      • Kiara Ciraku
                                        Kiara Ciraku  2 days back

                                        Or you could nuke it?

                                      • No Name
                                        No Name  2 days back

                                        am I the only one seeing the lovable spider mastermind at 8:50

                                        • whynottalklikeapirat
                                          whynottalklikeapirat  2 days back

                                          I ... I am just not ready for mars o.O ... it's not you it's me ... gotta go ... live long and prosper ...

                                          • Phillip Khaing
                                            Phillip Khaing  2 days back

                                            I think the best thing to solve this orbital gap is by having a space station in solar orbit. That way we can quickly send people and things back and forth without waiting too long. Also, if one's not enough then create two and have them in orbit at the same time in opposite positions. Only problem I see is the maintainence costs are going to be sky high as the space stations have to protect themselves from solar winds, radiation, keep everyone warm, have an atmosphere, and the cost for bringing supplies as well. Yeesh.

                                          • Austin Worthington
                                            Austin Worthington  2 days back

                                            Mars: Exists
                                            British Empire: It's free real estate

                                            • Criminal 234
                                              Criminal 234  2 days back

                                              Man I would love to see that happen but sometimes tells me I won’t live long enough to see that,and I’m only 15

                                              • Luis Perez
                                                Luis Perez  2 days back

                                                _________ is a terrible idea. LET'S DO IT!!!!
                                                Humanity in a nutshell.

                                                • Pixel
                                                  Pixel  2 days back

                                                  7:58 mm ksp reference

                                                  • Davey Jones
                                                    Davey Jones  2 days back

                                                    Fuck Mars

                                                    • Yer Derp
                                                      Yer Derp  2 days back

                                                      "Helpers may arrive on a planet full of corpses." Yeah. DEMON CORPS- *Doomguy dies* fuck.
                                                      Anybody else see the Spider Mastermind and DoomGuy?

                                                      • Amyychu :3
                                                        Amyychu :3  2 days back

                                                        *A Mars Base is possible, but it needs a Moon Base!*

                                                        NASA & SpaceX: yes

                                                        • Light of Aman
                                                          Light of Aman  2 days back

                                                          Hey, please make a video like this one about Venus.

                                                          • Scott
                                                            Scott  1 days back

                                                            @Cristiano Erre The thing with Mars is that, whilst difficult, it's perfectly feasible with current technology and we've done a hell of a lot of studying and surveying. Venus? Not so much. We've barely sent anything there, there's been far less research and studies into it, technology doesn't exist that could overcome the difficulties, etc. It's far more beneficial to go to Venus, but now get me someone who has the faintest idea of how we could make literal bases and cities *float* in the sky. It'd require insane amounts of energy if we used current technology such as propellers and engines and could be absolutely disastrous if even a single, tiny thing goes wrong. The only way I can foresee it working is if we managed to find something that allows us to technically "float" above the dense clouds - say something like helium balloons. That alone comes with far, far more severe consequences though...

                                                          • Cristiano Erre
                                                            Cristiano Erre  2 days back

                                                            Colonize Venus is a far better idea, with floating bases above the clouds

                                                        • FoxHawkPvP
                                                          FoxHawkPvP  3 days back

                                                          I love how the title is Building a Marsbase is a Horrible Idea: Let's do it!

                                                          • RoRa26
                                                            RoRa26  3 days back

                                                            Mars is just tatooin

                                                            • Emmanuel Amoah
                                                              Emmanuel Amoah  3 days back

                                                              Elon has left the chat

                                                              • Zemani
                                                                Zemani  3 days back

                                                                We should go to GDF-67899 CancriE next

                                                                • Mars
                                                                  Mars  3 days back

                                                                  No, Dont land on me i saw what you did to earth. Brutal!

                                                                  • Tychus Enfield Larsson

                                                                    Earth Directorate? You mean to tell me that you came all the way from the Earth?

                                                                    • Luke Molnar
                                                                      Luke Molnar  4 days back

                                                                      Why is it worth it?

                                                                      • Carter Plays!
                                                                        Carter Plays!  4 days back

                                                                        7:06 nice doom reference

                                                                        • Fallen Devonish
                                                                          Fallen Devonish  4 days back

                                                                          or we go to titan

                                                                          • poko king
                                                                            poko king  5 days back

                                                                            Minus the terrain sounds a lot like school

                                                                            • Sarah Cha
                                                                              Sarah Cha  5 days back

                                                                              Why would we wanna colonize Mars if we end up just staying inside the whole time?

                                                                              • Old Gregg
                                                                                Old Gregg  6 days back

                                                                                I love the little easter eggs you guys put in the videos

                                                                                • Rigz Movie Diaries
                                                                                  Rigz Movie Diaries  6 days back

                                                                                  What if we are already on mars and

                                                                                  • Mr Waluigi
                                                                                    Mr Waluigi  6 days back

                                                                                    Elon Musk: Do it!
                                                                                    Kursegesagt: But sire, it’s too dangerous!
                                                                                    Elon Musk: Just do it!

                                                                                    • Jacob AONE
                                                                                      Jacob AONE  6 days back

                                                                                      Nat geo says its gonna be great.
                                                                                      Nasa says its gonna be great.
                                                                                      Kurzgesagt says its gonna be horrible.
                                                                                      But i love fish and greens so it might be not that bad.
                                                                                      And they should raise cows to terraform mars.

                                                                                      • Cypro Dex
                                                                                        Cypro Dex  6 days back

                                                                                        I'm gonna Spanish...
                                                                                        me tiré un pedo también tengo 2000000 IQ y todos somos robots lolololololololololololololol bye people me gustan los pedos

                                                                                        • C4OnYourDoor
                                                                                          C4OnYourDoor  7 days back

                                                                                          will you be making a video on the phase three aspect of a martin colony?