• Question: do you ever think that we will have the technology to travel to different planets and survive well? If so how do you think we will eat/survive on the planets?

    Asked by finnlankester to Suzanne on 27 Jun 2013.
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      Suzanne Harvey answered on 27 Jun 2013:

      There are actually people working on a manned mission to Mars right now! The problems at the moment are that the radiation would kill us, and it could only ever be a one way trip. You can apply to be part of a new colony on Mars, but with the radiation issues it may be a long time before it happens…

      We would have to farm and grow things to eat – there are no other planets we know of with forests and oceans like earth, so we’d have to create food for ourselves. Perhaps it will happen within our lifetimes 🙂