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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    • corrupted judge ERROR
      corrupted judge ERROR  1 days back

      When people are down we could sing sea shanty's or should I say space shanty's

    • General kingo
      General kingo  7 days back

      Please Arabic language

    • Marek Halás
      Marek Halás  1 weeks back

      Yeah like tf imma gonna build on a planet that is litelarry
      A rock with tornadoes and few water bodies
      Yeee that sounds good lets do it!

    • Eevee cudroid
      Eevee cudroid  2 weeks back

      This guy got more likes than EA's pinned comment

    • Sim Suil
      Sim Suil  3 weeks back

      I would really enjoy seeing a video about Venus colonization, there is always the HAVOC project nasa theorised about doing and watching your take on it would be really fun!

  • Geetha Geetha
    Geetha Geetha  1 hours back

    SO DO YOU WANT TO SAY MARS IS A TOUGH PLACE
    I WANT TO BECOME A ASTRONAUT AND DARE YOU SAY THAT AGAIN

    • saphire cat
      saphire cat  2 hours back

      How can the United States 🇺🇸 make a profit from going to Mars?

      • Tommy Dennis
        Tommy Dennis  3 hours back

        Why wouldn't you just build subterranean structures? They could be better insulated from both a thermal and radioactive point of view, structures could be larger and interconnected easier, containment of air purifying equipment and food from contaminated dust would be much easier... Plenty of reasons to consider it.

        • T H
          T H  8 hours back

          Hahahah love the Doom reference.

          • ChorusDropxoff YT
            ChorusDropxoff YT  10 hours back

            Who came here after watching the Martian 👽

            • Sanyu Kumaran
              Sanyu Kumaran  13 hours back

              Imagine 5000 years from now in a Martian history class where kids learn the struggles of colonizing mars 😂😂😂

              • Trek
                Trek  13 hours back

                Also if we placed a massive mirror in space to reflect the suns energy towards the arctic
                poles in mars to raise wars temperatures and melt the ice caps

                • Trek
                  Trek  13 hours back

                  So if Mars has a lighter atmosphere how does that make wind turbines a bad idea... won't you achieve more (turns) with the propellers

                  • Kevin Stubbersfield
                    Kevin Stubbersfield  14 hours back

                    "Wherever there is space to expand, humans do it"

                    *sees a cute chicken*

                    • Ado
                      Ado  20 hours back

                      Can't wait until we have to specify the planet in our adress

                      • rob black
                        rob black  21 hours back

                        Unmanned automated tunnel boring machines.
                        Covering habitats with dirt is...dumb.
                        Send the robot tunnel boring machines in first to bore holes into the sides of cliffs and mountains. The first explores arrive and install the airlocks (which also arrived on unmanned missions prior to the explorers).
                        Radiation exposure on the surface is the first big killer. Building the first generations of habitats inside the natural shields of mountains is the only feasible plan.
                        Probably what Elon is thinking as well...
                        *Also, three stage rockets from earth. First stage chemical, to get off of earth. Second stage nuclear (heated hydrogen thrust) to get to Mars. Third stage chemical to land.

                        • arnav kadam
                          arnav kadam  24 hours back

                          suscribe kurzgesagt

                          • Opponent Robinson
                            Opponent Robinson  1 days back

                            i am convinced that the people at kurgesagt are birds

                            • No’nt Likes
                              No’nt Likes  1 days back

                              Underground mars base. Now we can go.

                              • Theo Williams
                                Theo Williams  2 days back

                                Hang on... what about aliens? (3:44)

                                • An0r4k
                                  An0r4k  2 days back

                                  Guys I have a question what are the pros and cons of signing up to mars one

                                  • Sandulescu Andrei
                                    Sandulescu Andrei  2 days back

                                    Why should you do it if its a horrible idea?

                                    • TommyPutYouON PYO
                                      TommyPutYouON PYO  2 days back

                                      How about we just make an artifical atmosphere making the whole plantet an airlock

                                    • Reaper!Sans a.k.a. God of Death

                                      Why would humanity spend many resources to make colonies on the Mars?
                                      Why not just wait until better technologies invented and make the Mars habitable by using some ice asteroids (because Martian ice caps are made of CO2, not water) and something to make core to move to make protection from Sun radiation.

                                      • Glenn Scott
                                        Glenn Scott  2 days back

                                        Why not colonize the Fukushima reactor building?

                                        • Glenn Scott
                                          Glenn Scott  2 days back

                                          Why not colonize Wyoming?

                                          • KIRA
                                            KIRA  2 days back

                                            KURZGESAGT: BUILDING A MARS BASE IS A HORIBBLE IDEA
                                            ELON MUSK: OK OK.........

                                            • Ajit Gaming
                                              Ajit Gaming  2 days back

                                              Your right! People shouldn’t go on mars because it’s not fair people to poor people cause they can’t afford to live there.

                                              • James Sanzio
                                                James Sanzio  2 days back

                                                I would like to go mars

                                                • King_Bird #Dude
                                                  King_Bird #Dude  2 days back

                                                  Elon Musk: Ima die on Mars
                                                  *astronauts make Mars habitable*
                                                  Elon Musk: God dang it

                                                  • Stickman Science
                                                    Stickman Science  3 days back

                                                    7:59 Ah, KSP prograde, normal and radial out markers.

                                                    • Siddiq Haroun
                                                      Siddiq Haroun  3 days back

                                                      If mars really that bad why are we even wasteing our time trying to colonize that planet when we can try to colonize venus

                                                    • Mad Max
                                                      Mad Max  3 days back

                                                      Titled Building a mars base is a horrible idea....
                                                      Shows solutions to almost every problem.

                                                      • Mr Purple
                                                        Mr Purple  3 days back

                                                        kinda pointless tho,
                                                        if you want to colonize space just build a cylinder habitat inside an asteroid lmao.

                                                      • Shesha Ratn
                                                        Shesha Ratn  3 days back

                                                        Bright side is copying your ideas

                                                        • Memes For Days
                                                          Memes For Days  3 days back

                                                          Elon Musk sees this video... Let me explain

                                                          • CaptainPositron
                                                            CaptainPositron  4 days back

                                                            Settling Mars seems extremely impractical and utterly pointless. The crew would essentially have to live as troglodytes. Might as well build O'Neill cylinders. At least that way the crew can have all the gravity they need.

                                                            • Pat Roney
                                                              Pat Roney  4 days back

                                                              NOW ITS EVEN HARDER TO MAKE A MARS BASE!!! seriously mars changed its orbit

                                                              • Connor Simon
                                                                Connor Simon  4 days back

                                                                Nobody is going to mention Grob Gob Glob Grod appearing in this video?

                                                                • Pass2Me Winner
                                                                  Pass2Me Winner  4 days back

                                                                  Why don’t we do it when the sun eats earth so that we get more energy because of the distance

                                                                  • Julius Ratumo
                                                                    Julius Ratumo  4 days back

                                                                    and that is why we live on Earth

                                                                    • Joshua Hoffmann
                                                                      Joshua Hoffmann  4 days back

                                                                      What about Tesla spools used in MRIs? Could you simulate earths magnetic field with that?

                                                                      • Maelstrom
                                                                        Maelstrom  4 days back

                                                                        if we succeed we will become unstoppable

                                                                        • Yahya Alkazzaz
                                                                          Yahya Alkazzaz  4 days back

                                                                          Way the Arabic translations not add to this video?

                                                                          • ᏀᏂᏫᏕᎢ ᎡᏐᎠᎬᏒ

                                                                            Remember to find me

                                                                            • Eazy me
                                                                              Eazy me  5 days back

                                                                              Welp this video shows that we will be extinct before we get there

                                                                              • PasserMontanus
                                                                                PasserMontanus  5 days back

                                                                                Martian dust may not be as coarse, rough and irritating as sand, but it still gets everywhere.

                                                                                • Blazer God
                                                                                  Blazer God  5 days back

                                                                                  There is already a base that is perfect for mars and it will be built on mars really soon called Marsha

                                                                                  • Zion
                                                                                    Zion  5 days back

                                                                                    the question is, WHY would you do that

                                                                                    • Simon Huang
                                                                                      Simon Huang  5 days back

                                                                                      Is it possible to change what it’s like on Mars with bacteria? Just like what happened long time ago on the earth. I know this is gonna take a long time though.

                                                                                      • M Wing
                                                                                        M Wing  5 days back

                                                                                        I sincerely hope this never happens. :O)

                                                                                        • Joseph Taylor
                                                                                          Joseph Taylor  6 days back

                                                                                          anyone saw the xenomorth