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Intermediate: B1


I think it depends on the developing knowlede and technology. In fact, if human could extend his astronomical knowledge in order to reach so high level of technology, it is possible to live in Mars. Otherwise, it will be just a dream.

I don't know, but perhaps we will have some answer by a new space mission NASA, which has launched a rocket Atlas 5 the thirtieh of July 2020 from Cape Canaveral. This rocket carries "Perseverance", the fifth Nasa rover, that will looks for tracks of life on the planet.

Putting science fiction away, I think it will be quite possible in the future. It has been part of our space projects for so long. We are collecting more data about the local environment through high-tech measuring devices and in the next years, we will get our first rock samples. With all that info, it will be a matter if time to send off the first astronauts to explore it.

Yes. Technology advances fast. I just read a new about Tesla owner who sold his properties to dedicate to explore Mars.

yes, of course, and I think this future is not so far, probably our children will have the opportunity to live on Mars, I hope to see the first man to step on the mars surface before I die.

I hope does not, becuase, the people is very destructively.

Now there are multi national people, you can imagine in the future, there will be multi planet people. I mean peope live both on Earth and Mars , they can take a spacecraft to fly in outer space and move between planets. I think one day people can live on Mars . Mars is much further away from the sun than the earth so there is a big difference of temperature between mars and earth. The temperature of mars is about -55 degrees but as you know there are places or coutries on Earth, for example in Oymyakon, a village of Sakha, Russia, the average temperature is about -50 degre, in 1972 it reached -72 degres. On other hand, there is water on mars although it is frozen and mars has only 1% as much air as Earth but these ares important conditions for human life. In the future with technology depelopement and increasing of population on Earth, people can live on mars

Yes,of course. The technology becomes so updated and everything can be.

Off course, one day people will live in Mars. Everything is possible. Human is developing rapidly in the Earth. One day that day will come. Many scientists work on this.

Well, one of the great ambitions of SpaceX, a company founded by Elon Musk, is to send people to Mars, launch and establish environment and infrastructure in Mars so that human beings can live there in future.