Wednesday, April 16, 2008

MONKEYS TO MARS?... WHY NOT ROBOTS?



As it is known the Russian prepare a manned trip to Mars for the 2020 (Project Mars 500). Part of the preparation (completely mistaken, according to our point of view), includes the shipment of monkeys (12, have already been in it orbits during 7-15 days. A male lives and has generated descendants), with the purpose of studying the effects of weightlessness, feeding based on juices and mainly the sensibility to small and big radiations. The primate project is carried under the coverage of the Sochi Institute of Medical Primatology/Vesyoloye/Russia, under Boris Lapin leadership. We believe that this Russian effort is sterile. The logical thing is that robots with sophisticated algorithms, autonomous and very selective scientific tasks, not alone must carry out this task, but rather earthlike (generate similar ecosystems to those of Earth), martian areas. Humans should alone travel to Mars when the red planet will be partial or totally earthliked.
MONOS A MARTE? ¿PORQUE, NO ROBOTS?

Como se sabe los rusos preparan un viaje tripulado con humanos para el 2020 (Mars 500 Project). Parte de la preparación (totalmente equivocada, según nuestro punto de vista), incluye el envio de macacos (12, ya han estado en orbita durante 7-15 dias. Un macho vive y ha generado descendencia), con el fin de estudiar los efectos de la gravedad zero, la alimentación en base a jugos y sobre todo la sensibilidad a pequeñas y grandes radiaciones. El proyecto primatologico, se realiza al amparo del Sochi Institute of Medical Primatology/ Vesyoloye/Rusia, bajo el liderazgo de Boris Lapin. Creemos que este esfuerzo ruso es esteril. Lo lógico es que robots con algoritmos perfeccionados, tareas científicas autónomas y muy selectivas, no solo realicen esta tarea, sino que terraquizen (generen ecosistemas similares a los de la Tierra), areas marcianas. Los humanos deberían viajar a Marte solo cuando esta, este parcial o totalmente terraformada.

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