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Comment: Re:Sulfuric acid (Score 1) 200 200

Corrosion is well understood and can be handled. Where else (outside of earth) can you find 1G, near earth temperature/air pressure, free energy (solar), radiation shielding, an atmosphere from which you could make water if not air, and a relatively short (6 month) trip away ?! None of those are on Mars. Combine with a skyhook/elevator and drones to fly below the clouds and there are plenty of opportunities for exploration especially of the Maxwell Montes (11km high!) and Maat Mons (highest volcano). And perhaps could become a base to explore Aten/Apohele asteroids.

Comment: Re:Big woop (Score 1) 170 170

Your new meme is actually as old as time. And the 80s and 90s were not the "unusually calm" periods you think they were. Obviously you did not live through them and/or are ignorant of history. Not that things are great now and couldn't be better and weren't better years ago.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955